Dark money and PAC's coordinated 'reopen' push are behind doctors' viral hydroxychloroquine video - 2020-07-28

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F0.png Dark money and PAC's coordinated 'reopen' push are behind doctors' viral hydroxychloroquine video July 28, 2020, Brandy Zadrozny, NBC News

A dozen doctors delivered speeches in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday to a small crowd, claiming without evidence that the coronavirus could be cured and that widely accepted efforts to slow its spread were unnecessary and dangerous.

It was the latest video to go viral from apparent experts, quietly backed by dark money political organizations, evangelizing treatments for or opinions about the coronavirus that most doctors, public health officials and epidemiologists have roundly decried as dangerous misinformation.

Donald Trump Jr. was left unable to tweet for 12 hours on Tuesday morning after Twitter took punitive action on his account for tweeting the video. "This is a must watch!!! So different from the narrative everyone is running with!" Trump Jr. tweeted at 8:13 p.m. on Monday. Twitter's press account tweeted that Trump Jr.'s tweet broke the social media company's policy of "sharing misinformation on COVID-19."

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{{cite news | first = Brandy | last = Zadrozny | author2 = Ben Collins | title = Dark money and PAC's coordinated 'reopen' push are behind doctors' viral hydroxychloroquine video | url = https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/dark-money-pac-s-coordinated-reopen-push-are-behind-doctors-n1235100 | work = NBC News | date = July 28, 2020 | accessdate = July 29, 2020 }}