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Twitter under pressure to remove Trump’s ‘horrifying lies’ about death of Scarborough aide

Twitter under pressure to remove Trump’s ‘horrifying lies’ about death of Scarborough aide

Twitter is under fire for not doing enough to combat conspiracy theories spread by President Trump.


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Twitter hasn’t removed tweets by President Donald Trump that falsely suggest Joe Scarborough, a former US congressman, may have murdered a staffer even as calls for the company to remove the posts mount. 

The tweets, which Trump shared with his more than 80 million followers, suggest without evidence that the staffer Lori Klausutis could have been killed by the lawmaker in 2001. The conspiracy theory has been debunked by fact-checkers and news outlets. Klausutis died when she was 28 years old after she suffered from an abnormal heart rhythm, fell and hit her head on a desk, according to Politifact.

Timothy Klausutis, Lori’s husband, wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on May 21 asking the company to pull down Trump’s tweets. The letter includes screenshots of three tweets, including

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