‘Speak the truth’: Obama says ‘biggest mistake’ mayors can make in coronavirus pandemic is misinform the public

'Speak the truth': Obama says 'biggest mistake' mayors can make in coronavirus pandemic is misinform the public

4/10/2020 3:12:00 PM

'Speak the truth': Obama says 'biggest mistake' mayors can make in coronavirus pandemic is misinform the public

'The biggest mistake any us can make in these situations is to misinform, particularly when we’re requiring people to make sacrifices and take actions that might not be their natural inclination,” the former president said Thursday.

“No, air purifiers are not an effective way to protect yourself.”But while fact checkers have worked furiously to debunk such claims, many of them still exist unchecked on popular social media platforms, according to anreleased on Tuesday.ADAfter examining 225 pieces of misinformation rated false or misleading, the researchers found that nearly 60 percent of the content remained on Twitter without a warning label, The Post’s Craig Timberg

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reported. According to the study, politicians, celebrities and other public figures are among the “most powerful spreaders of misinformation,” Timberg wrote. The study cited Trump as having made “a number of false statements” on the pandemic in public, including on cable news and Twitter.

ADOn Twitter, almost 60 percent of false claims about coronavirus remain online — without a warning labelMeanwhile, Obama, who boasts a Twitter following of more than 115 million people, is actively fighting coronavirus misinformation online. Read more: The Washington Post »

Just think how differently the response to this pandemic would have been in the US if Obama had still been our President. I miss his leadership, man 🥺 Obama was the biggest mistake. He looks so exhausted in this picture; you could have picked a more appropriate picture. Our Presidents “past and current” deserve to be respected - bc they simply have done the hardest job in the world - like them or not they deserve simple respect.

Y suspender las visas de paroles para médicos cubanos y extranjeros, limitando la capacidad y la estructura hospitalaria de los EEUU para regalarle a la dictadura cubana el privilegio de continuar con la esclavitud mundial ? tenía que ser negro.?😏🤔 That's rich, Obama telling anyone not to misinform the public. A real knee slapper...

So true! Tell the Demos Well thank you Captain Obvious. Says the liar in chief Dec. 2 2014 Obama warned of this virus would take effect 5 years later. Noone listened realDonaldTrump Is this actually journalism nowadays?

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Moms speak out about postpartum anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic'All of the women I talked to, the number one way they found healing is talking to other mothers, saying, 'This is what I’m going through,' and having another woman say, 'Yes, I’m feeling the exact same thing.'' Men are the most likely to die. ABC: 'Lets talk about how bad women have it.' Why are people so mentally weak?

Sanders confirms Obama, Biden conversations before ending campaignIn his first TV interview since suspending his campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders talks to Chris Hayes about the decision to end his candidacy for president, Joe Biden’s movement in a more progressive direction, and the coronavirus response. You mean, he's pretending. Bernie is not going to endorse Biden. He's going to play games all the way to the convention.

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Barack Obama wins the Democratic primaryReleased from his self-imposed neutrality, the former president will soon make the case for Biden that Biden has had trouble making himself. Biden needs to be his own man. What a headline He's still alive after all this? Wow. Would have thought he might have something to say about the end of the Rule of Law in America.

Obama to mayors on coronavirus: The biggest mistake leaders 'can make in these situations is to misinform''Speak the truth. Speak it clearly. Speak it with compassion.' Former President Obama gave some advice to a group of mayors on how to deal with coronavirus concerns, saying that 'the biggest mistake any (of) us can make in these situations is to misinform' So what was the truth at Benghazi attack, Obama? It is both surprising and saddening, in the face of sickness and death, people can put politics into this. This should be seen as a wake-up call to humanity that nature can destroy us if she wants. Several thosand dead this time. Next? Several million? Nature is not political.