‘Be open to learning’: Democratic lawmaker blasted for deleting tweet after Elon Musk fact-check

Ted Lieu
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) is seen speaking during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

‘Be open to learning’: Democratic lawmaker blasted for deleting tweet after Elon Musk fact-check

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) is being called out and fact-checked after attempting to slam the latest release of “Twitter Files.”

In another bombshell release of Twitter Files on Monday, the White House was shown to have pressured Twitter to suppress alleged COVID-19 “misinformation.”

Lieu called the latest Twitter Files release “misleading” but deleted his tweet Monday evening.

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“Dear @davidzweig: The tweet you cite is in fact misleading. People of all ages at high risk from COVID generally benefit from vaccines,” Lieu wrote in the since-deleted tweet. “Prior natural immunity may last only a few months. COVID appears to be a leading cause of death for children.”

Twitter CEO Elon Musk responded to another tweet that said Lieu had linked to old data that had “been rewritten” after a critique showed it was “flawed and inaccurate.”

“Ted is linking to misleading data @CommunityNotes,” Musk wrote.

Research scientist and ophthalmologist Dr. Houman David Hemmati also blasted Lieu, calling for him to “listen to opposing views” and “be open to learning.”

“@Tedlieu is very well meaning but as his constituent I know that he’s gotten sucked into an echo chamber of voices that parrot the same information,” Hemmati tweeted. “It’s why I urge him to diversify the circle he engages with. Listen to opposing views. Be open to learning. It’ll earn more respect.”

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The latest string of Twitter Files released Monday follows previous disclosures showing government agencies pressured Twitter to cave to political pressure concerning the Hunter Biden laptop story, along with how the social media platform handled conservative accounts.

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