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Twitter.com removed a viral post retweeted by President Donald Trump over the weekend that showed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) dramatically revised the Covid-19 death toll to just over 9,000 cases.

In a weekly update on its website on Aug. 26, the Atlanta-based agency noted only 6% of Covid-19 deaths were due to Covid-19 alone. 94% of deaths had underlying medical conditions. The majority of the deaths were people over age 65.

Under Table 3: "Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)", the CDC lists conditions contributing to Covid-19 deaths in death certificates.

Of the deaths related to Covid-19, only 6% listed Covid-19 alone. 94% had other causes of death, such as cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, gunshot wounds or car accidents.

All of the cases were counted as Covid-19-related deaths bringing the death toll in the U.S. to over 180,000. If only Covid-19 was listed on the death certificates, the death toll would be just over 9,000 -- far less than deaths caused by the common flu.

President Trump retweeted the viral post that trended under the hashtag #only6%.

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Anyone who clicked the link saw the message: "This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules."

Twitter decided the post violated its rules because it didn't fully explain: "For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death."

Twitter was annoyed that users would see the viral post and assume that only 6% of those who died from Covid-19 didn't have any preexisting conditions -- even though that is basically what the CDC stated based on the death certificates.

The death toll from Covid-19 has plunged to record lows, particularly in the East. For example, Maine and New York City counted no new Covid-19 deaths in the past two weeks.

The CDC recommends hand washing and social distancing to prevent spread of the flu-like coronavirus.

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Black Twitter is outraged over a misinterpretation of a tweet by President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

First the misinterpretation: "Trump said 'suburban housewives will vote for me to protect black democrats from putting housing nearby."

What Trump really tweeted:

"The 'suburban housewife' will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker in charge!"

Trump criticized the Obama/Biden administration's efforts to place low-income families in suburban neighborhoods.

The issue was one of the factors that drove voters to the polls to elect Trump as president in 2016.

But, as one Twitter user pointed out, the majority of people living in low-income housing are white.

User @pastordlamb writes: "Anyone who sees the words 'low income housing' and automatically thinks of black people is racist. We have numerous low income housing projects in our city and they are 90% white occupied."

Another user wrote: "Never underestimate the fear they have of POC. They hate and fear us. He know what he is doing, they will vote for him because he will build a wall in the suburbs to keep us out. They are all part of the problem in Amerikkka."

And a third user tweeted: "Donald Trump wants to keep "low income housing" out of the suburbs. Because there's nothing scarier than that... is there?"

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Chrissy Teigen locked her Twitter.com account after an anonymous activist group retweeted her old posts that seem to suggest she may have a predilection for young children.

Earlier this week, the former model blocked 1 million of her 14 million Twitter followers and deleted over 60,000 posts after some of her suspect tweets went viral.

Chrissy, 34 vigorously denied allegations that she is a pedophile or that her name is on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's "Lolita Express" flight logs.

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Chrissy's husband, John Legend, was also listed on one of the flight logs which were part of the federal case against Epstein before he took his own life in a Manhattan jail cell last year.

"I have never even met the man. Or been to the island. Or on the plane," Chrissy tweeted on July 10.

"I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths. So please, spare me the 'just ignore them, they're just trolls,'" Teigen, 34, tweeted Tuesday.

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"I actually deleted 60,000 tweets because I cannot f**king STAND you idiots anymore and I'm worried for my family. Finding me talking about (TV series) toddlers and tiaras in 2013 and thinking you're some sort of f**king operative."

She added: "everyone thinking I'm guilty because I'm defensive. You understand you are calling me a pedophile, correct?”

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Chrissy's old tweets were screencapped and shared on social media for all to see. In one tweet, she noted how "sexy young girls are doing the splits" and that she should "put myself in jail".

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In another tweet, she discussed how "sexy" toddlers' tummies are. "Are they meant to be this sexy?" she wrote, referring to toddlers.

When a little boy was a contestant in a beauty pageant she was watching, Chrissy tweeted, "Yummy ... eye candy at last."

After her old tweets went viral, Chrissy went on a furious blocking spree and she sought help from a friend to bulk delete all of her problematic tweets.

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She portrayed herself as the victim, complaining to Twitter support to "do something" about the anonymous group QAnon, whose members unearthed her old tweets.

"If Twitter doesn't do something about this *actually scary* harassment, I am gonna have to go," she wrote.

Other celebrities and high-profile public figures are also scrubbing their Twitter timelines and DMs.

There is a rumor that Twitter locked down "blue checks" or verified accounts to prevent them from deleting direct messages that may contain damning evidence.

The list below shows the names of the celebrities and politicians who allegedly hitched a ride on the Lolita Express.

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The stars include power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z, TV mogul Oprah, mega producer Pharrell Williams, former President Barack Obama, and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

Actor Will Smith's name also showed up on one of the flight names. Interestingly, his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith's name was not on the list.

It should be noted that the Lolita Express is not a charter service that celebrities could rent. The plane made return trips to Epstein's private island where children allegedly awaited his guests.
 

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President Trump deleted a tweet that contained a video of a white man yelling "white power". But the White House stated the president didn't hear what the man yelled.

The video, which Trump retweeted on Sunday morning, shows two groups of senior citizens yelling at each other during a pro-Trump parade at a retirement community in Florida.

In the viral video, a pro-Trump supporter riding in a golf cart yelled "White power" in a mocking tone at an anti-Trump protester.

Trump captioned the video, "Thank you to the great people of The Villages. The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!"

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Trump also took aim at Democratic nominee Joe Biden's mental status, tweeting that Biden is "shot", meaning he is mentally unfit.

Many believe Biden suffers from senile dementia.

The president deleted the tweet Sunday morning on the advice of his White House advisors.

The White House was adamant that the president didn't see or hear the language used by his supporter.

Another possibility is that Trump did hear what the man yelled - and he retweeted the video anyway to troll his haters.
 

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Gucci Mane found himself in hot water on Sunday after tweeting that he prays his "haters die of coronavirus".

The Miami rapper took to Twitter early on Easter Sunday to share the shockingly insensitive post, tweeting: "I pray my haters die of corona virus". He also shared a photo of himself on Instagram featuring the same quote.

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As WENN went to press, the Twitter post garnered over 3,100 comments and the Instagram post showed more than 13,500 responses with the majority slamming the "Big Booty" star for his remark, as well as the timing of it.

"Man you need some online church services and a hug. This is the worst timed tweet ever," tweeted mixed martial artist Gerald Harris. "There are people actually mourning the loss of loved ones now, due to the virus. Bad move big homie."

"I am agnostic and I still think this Tweet is incredibly immature particularly on a holy day," another user wrote.

The rapper didn't let the backlash change his attitude, however, choosing to leave the tweet up instead of deleting it.

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Social media conservative activists Diamond and Silk were locked out of their Twitter account for advising their 1.4 million followers to go outside and stop quarantining.

The Fox Nation hosts, real names Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, sent out a tweet telling followers to go outside to become immune to the coronavirus.

"The only way we can become immune to the environment; we must be out in the environment. Quarantining people inside of their houses for extended periods will make people sick!"

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Twitter banned the comediennes from the microblogging platform on Wednesday.

A Twitter spokesperson told Mediaite.com: "The tweet is in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. The account will be locked until the account owner removes the tweet."

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Diamond and Silk are best known for their unwavering support of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Twitter has been accused of censoring or locking the accounts of conservative users or permanently banning users who don't support their liberal ideologies.


 

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According to a record label source, Lizzo's people pleaded with Twitter.com to remove memes and tweets asking President Trump to drop the obese pop star on Iran amid threats of retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general.

Lizzo's camp reported the posts to Twitter, saying they "fat-shamed" the pop superstar on the social media platform.

Some of the posts contained memes featuring a photo that showed Lizzo posing in the nude. The photos were superimposed on images of B2 bombers and fighter jets. One illustration depicted Lizzo as a whale.

There was also a video of the aftermath of a nuclear bomb explosion. The video was captioned: "When Trump drops Lizzo's fat ass in Iran."

Thousands of Twitter users retweeted the memes on Lizzo's timeline so she would see them.

Lizzo abruptly quit Twitter.com after complaining about the negativity of "trolls" on the platform.

"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s**t no more.. too many trolls," she tweeted on Sunday. "I'll be back when I feel like it."

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Many speculated that she was forced off social media by bullies who constantly reminded her of her spat with Dr. Boyce Watkins.

The 31-year-old Detroit native was the target of Watkins, who said she is popular because there is an obesity epidemic in America.

But my source said the real reason Lizzo left Twitter was the plethora of humiliating posts about Iran.

The source described Lizzo as "depressed" and "humiliated" over the online harassment. He said Twitter staff told her the messages didn't violate Twitter's policies on abusive content.

You be the judge. Are the following posts abusive or considered bullying?

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Lizzo quit Twitter.com after complaining about the negativity of "trolls" on the social media platform. Now she explains why.

"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s**t no more.. too many troll," she tweeted on Sunday. "I'll be back when I feel like it."

Speculation ran rampant as her fans debated the real reason behind her decision to leave social media.

Many speculated that she was forced off social media by bullies who constantly reminded her what Dr. Boyce Watkins said.

The 31-year-old Detroit native was the target of Watkins, who said she is popular because there is an obesity epidemic in America.

He criticized the "Truth Hurts" singer for glamorizing morbid obesity, which is among the top 5 causes of death for women over 300 pounds.

The singer, who is born under the Scorpio star sign, explained her decision to leave social media during a benefit concert at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

"I just want you to know that I, you know, I just took a DNA test and it turns out I quit Twitter. I quit Twitter. I'm off it. All social media is not created equal," she said.

"I would love to be on Twitter 'cause I could connect with you people who positively support me not to mention spreading my own positive messages," she said as the crowd cheered. She added: "But now I've gotten to a point where I'm not just dealing with Internet bullies, I'm dealing with seeing a lot of negativity on the Internet dealing with everyone."

She said she has thick skin, but she worries about her fans who can’t handled the bullying.

"...when I see how, not just insensitive, but hateful and hurtful we are towards each other - when I just log on every day and see something devastating and something tragic every single day. Even from my well of positivity. I feel it and it doesn't feel good."

Lizzo is performing across Australia to raise money to combat the bushfires that have scorched at least 11 million acres since arsonists set the fires in September. 24 suspects have been arrested.

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Lizzo quit Twitter after her online beef with Dr. Boyce Watkins, who claimed her popularity was due to the "obesity epidemic in America."

The "Good As Hell" singer announced she was quitting Twitter just one week into the New Year.

"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s--t no more," she tweeted before adding, "too many trolls. "I'll be back when I feel like it."

Lizzo's followers assumed she quit due to her run-in with Watkins, an author and financial expert.

On Dec. 20, Watkins wrote:

"#Lizzo popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America. Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are. Unfortunately, Many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease."

The "Juice" singer clapped back, saying her immense "talent" was behind her widespread popularity.

"I'm popular because I write good songs and I'm talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love," Lizzo fired back. "The only person who needs to do better is you. Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me."

She added: "Here's the attention you ordered."

According to industry insiders, Lizzo tips the scale at 280-300 pounds and she has obesity-related health problems that caused her to cancel recent concert dates.

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Kamala Harris is calling on Twitter bosses to suspend President Donald Trump's Twitter account, saying his sometimes brutal Twitter posts could put people in danger.

Trump is on the hot seat for asking the Ukraine president to investigate corruption by presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially declared an impeachment inquiry, which sent social media into a frenzy last week.

But the California senator, who is a long shot for the Democratic nomination, wants Trump silenced for good on the social media platform.

"The president's tweets and his behaviors about this are just further evidence of the fact that he uses his power in a way that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up,' Harris told Anderson Cooper on CNN Monday night.

Harris pointed to one of Trump's tweets in which he demanded to meet with the CIA whistleblower who leaked the contents of his phone call with the Ukrainian president.

"Frankly, when you look at what he's been tweeting today directed at the whistle-blower, directed at so many people, you know, I, frankly, think that based on this and all we've seen him do before, including attacking members of Congress, that he, frankly, should be - his Twitter account should be suspended,' she added.

She followed up her interview by tweeting, "Look let's be honest, @realDonaldTrump's Twitter account should be suspended."