Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday removed a message from US President Donald Trump because it contained falsehoods about the corona virus, according to social media. It is the first time that Facebook has deleted a message from Trump because of misinformation about the corona virus.
The report consisted of a video clip of an interview by the President with the American news channel Fox News, in which Trump says that children are “virtually immune” to the corona virus.
“This excerpt contains the false claim that a group of people may be immune to the coronavirus,” said a Facebook spokesperson. “That violates our policy on harmful misinformation about COVID-19.”
Facebook has not previously removed a message from Trump due to incorrect information about the corona virus. Earlier, Facebook posts were removed from the US President for spreading hatred and a copyright claim.
The snippet has since also been removed from the president’s Twitter account for violating coronavirus misinformation policies there too. Trump’s campaign team’s Twitter account was unable to tweet again until the post in question was deleted.