Mary Talley Bowden MD

Fact Check

Twitter fact checks Dr. Mary Talley Bowden for supporting the use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19: Dr. Mary Talley Bowden quote-tweeted a post sharing the story of a doctor who had her medical license inactivated after writing Ivermectin prescriptions for COVID-19 patients. Bowden said, "The truth will come out and justice will be served. Ivermectin is safe and effective. I applaud Dr Cullen for what she did." Twitter claimed her post was "misleading" and applied a notice to the tweet. The notice linked to a page with "The World Heath Organization's advice on treatments for COVID-19." Twitter also prevented other users from sharing, liking, or commenting on Bowden's post. Fact-checked posts lose exposure and are negatively affected by the platform's algorithm.