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Mayo Clinic responds to 'inflammatory' tweet from troll

Mayo Clinic responds to tweet from troll

Posted: Tue Oct 16 05:02:58 PDT 2018
Updated: Tue Oct 16 05:02:58 PDT 2018

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a post from a known internet troll claiming to be a mayo clinic doctor has ignited a firestorm on twitter. now á mayo clinic is responding to the tweet is being called "false and inflammatory." kimt news three's deedee stiepan sat down with mayos social media team and joins us live in rochester this morning and deedee is it true that this isn't the first time they've had to deal with this particular tweet. that's right. the tweet á which we'll show you in a second á was originally posted in june. and was removed after mayo clinic reported it to twitter á but over the weekend it resurfaced in the form of a screen shot. before we show you the message we want to warn you á it may be upsetting to some. it reads "when trump supporters come to my office at the mayo clinic á i love misdiagnosing their healthy pregnancies as ectopic so they have to abort their white fetuses." mayo clinic's social media team responded immediately after several of their followers alerted them to the resurfaced tweet. while they don't want to give internet trolls attention á they felt it was necessary to help people understand the situation "really what we encourage people to do is if they see a post like that to find the link on our twitter profile and post that link in the comments so that we can, together, help kind of beat this down and help people know that this is certainly something that would never happen at mayo clinic." mayo's social media team is always monitoring social media for mentions of mayo clinic but say it's helpful when their followers alert them to thanks deedee. after being reported to twitter á the original post was removed within seven days.
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