Facebook and Twitter removes Trump post over false claim about children and COVID-19

Facebook and Twitter removes Trump post over false claim about children and COVID-19

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday said it had removed a post from President Donald Trump's page for containing false claims about children and Covid-19.

The post was a video of an interview the President gave to Fox News on Wednesday morning in which the president urged schools to reopen, falsely claiming that children are "almost immune from this disease."

Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone says, "This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from Covid-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful Covid misinformation."

"The @TeamTrump Tweet you referenced is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation. The account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again," said Twitter spokesperson Trenton Kennedy.

The removals are the latest in a recent string of enforcement actions by social media platforms against the president over violating content rules related to misinformation, hate speech, and threats of violence.

 

Published on: Aug 06, 2020 14:14:52

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