The World Economic Forum (WEF) has taken down its tweet that claimed lockdowns have been “quietly improving cities,” and admitted that is not the case. But the backdown didn’t spare the globalist titan from a new wave of mockery.

The WEF’s controversial message turned out to be quite short-lived, surviving less than a day on its feed under a barrage of outraged comments. The tweet was accompanied by a video, showing deserted streets and silent factories, that noted a record drop in carbon emissions. It also linked to an article claiming that silent cities contributed to better detection of minor earthquakes.

On Saturday, the organization deleted the tweet, accepting that coronavirus-induced lockdowns were not actually “quietly improving cities.” Still, it insisted that the restrictions have been “an important part of the public health response to Covid-19.”

The concession tweet, however, has received an equally poor reception.

Many of those who targeted the first tweet for its apparent anti-human tone jumped right into the comments below the new one, taking jabs at the group. “Who’d have thought a tweet promoting humans not living full lives wouldn’t go down too well,” UK professional wrestler Jemma Palmer said.

The new tweet’s message was targeted too, as the actual effect of lockdowns on halting the spread of the coronavirus remains a highly debated issue.

The concession message looked like the WEF was actually “doubling down on [its] idiocy” instead of trying to do some damage control, former British MEP Martin Daubney wrote. (RT)