Sen. Ron Johnson

Sharing Restriction

Twitter placed a sharing restriction on Sen. Ron Johnson's tweet showing an adverse event comparison of various COVID-19 treatments: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) tweeted: "Sadly, we passed two milestones on VAERS [Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System]. Over 1 million adverse events and over 21,000 deaths. 30% of those deaths occurred on day 0, 1, or 2 following vaccination. When will federal agencies start being transparent with Americans? Why do they continue to ignore early treatment?" Along with his tweet he included a graphic that compared the number of recorded adverse events, deaths, and average deaths per year for Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, the flu vaccines, dexamethasone, Tylenol, Remdesivir, and the COVID-19 vaccines. Twitter placed a warning label over the tweet calling it "Misleading," and encouraged users to "Learn why health officials consider COVID-19 vaccines safe for most people." The platform also put a sharing restriction on his tweet preventing users from commenting on, liking, retweeting or sharing the tweet. Users can only quote tweet Sen. Johnson's tweet.