Facebook Deletes Trump Post Claiming Children are “Almost Immune” to Coronavirus

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first_imgFacebook just escalated its ongoing tension with President Trump.On Wednesday, the social media company said it had removed a post from the president’s page for containing false claims about the coronavirus.The post was comprised of a video of an interview the president gave to Fox News on Wednesday morning.“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,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said in a statement Wednesday evening.pic.twitter.com/wxCTuk4GdP— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2020 He added that the specific comments that went against Facebook’s rules were Trump’s false claims about children being nearly immune to the virus.The same clip was posted to Twitter by the Trump campaign, which was then shared from the president’s main account.Although this is not the first time that Facebook has removed content from the president’s page, it is the first time a removal has been due to its COVID-19 misinformation rules.Neither the president nor the White House have issued a response yet to Facebook’s action.last_img

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