NYU professor defends anti-mask comments after student calls for his firing

New York University
Photo credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images
By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A New York University student wants her professor fired, claiming he spread far-right conspiracy theories in class and told students face masks don’t prevent the spread of COVID-19—but the professor says he was encouraging students to think critically and hadn’t asked them to not adhere to the school's mask policy.

Julia Jackson called out her NYU communications professor Mark Crispin Miller in a series of tweets Sunday directed at the university.

“An MCC tenured professor spent an entire class period telling students that wearing masks doesn’t prevent the spread of COVID-19, and that hydroxychloroquine trials were made to fail so more people would be given the vaccine and have their DNA changed,” Jackson wrote.