MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has still refused to delete a tweet promoting a fake news story about ivermectin overdoses flooding Oklahoma hospitals that has been debunked by hospital staff. Twitter continues to let Maddow’s tweet and other tweets promoting the debunked story propagate on its platform, despite its censorious policies against “misinformation.”
“Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances,” Maddow tweeted last week, quoting the headline of an article by NBC Oklahoma City affiliate KFOR. “’The scariest one I’ve heard of and seen is people coming in with vision loss,’ he said,” she continued, quoting Jason McElyea, the doctor who made the debunked claim.
"Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances"
"'The scariest one I’ve heard of and seen is people coming in with vision loss,' he said."https://t.co/P909GtxBQZ
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) September 2, 2021