Twitter removes QAnon supporter's false claim about coronavirus death statistics that Trump had retweeted - 2020-08-30

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F203.png Twitter removes QAnon supporter's false claim about coronavirus death statistics that Trump had retweeted August 30, 2020, Daniel Dale, CNN

(CNN) Twitter on Sunday took down a tweet containing a false claim about coronavirus death statistics that was made by a supporter of the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory -- a post that President Donald Trump had retweeted earlier in the day.

The tweet -- which has been replaced with a message saying, "This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules -- from "Mel Q," copied from someone else's Facebook post, claimed that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had "quietly" updated its numbers "to admit that only 6%" of people listed as coronavirus deaths "actually died from Covid," since "the other 94% had 2-3 other serious illnesses."

That's not what the CDC said.

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{{cite news | first = Daniel | last = Dale | author2 = Jamie Gumbrecht | title = Twitter removes QAnon supporter's false claim about coronavirus death statistics that Trump had retweeted | url = https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/30/politics/twitter-coronavirus-deaths-false-claim-qanon-trump/index.html | work = CNN | date = August 30, 2020 | accessdate = August 31, 2020 }}