It seems that President Trump’s post violated Facebook’s COVID-19 misinformation policy. Twitter had also banned the Trump campaign account until they removed the tweet with the video claiming that children are “virtually immune”.
Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump over COVID-19 misinformation. It seems that his post violated the social media platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy.
The Facebook post by President Trump linked to a Fox News video, during which he’s heard saying children are “virtually immune” to the coronavirus.
Later on, the social media platform explained the move by saying that the “video includes false claims that a gaggle of individuals is immune from Covid-19 which may be a violation of our policies around harmful Covid misinformation”.
While Facebook removed the post only, Twitter had banned the Trump campaign account from tweeting until the tweet with an equivalent video was removed by the account.
The microblogging platform also released a press release on August 5, stating that the tweet violated its rules against COVID-19 misinformation. Whenever a tweet breaks its rules, Twitter asks the account users to get rid of the tweet and bans them from posting anything until they are doing .
Facebook has removed posts by President Trump within the past also , but this is often the primary time they need done so thanks to COVID-19 misinformation.