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Facebook removes Trump post over coronavirus misinformation


Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a post by US President Donald Trump, which the corporate stated violated its guidelines towards sharing misinformation concerning the coronavirus.

The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier within the day, Trump claimed that kids are “almost immune” to Covid-19.

“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,” a Facebook spokesman stated.

The White House didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

The spokesman stated it was the primary time that the social media firm had eliminated a Trump post for coronavirus misinformation.

It additionally gave the impression to be the primary reported occasion of Facebook taking down a post from the president for breaching its misinformation guidelines.

The firm had beforehand eliminated advertisements from Trump’s election marketing campaign for breaking misinformation guidelines, in that case round a nationwide census.

It had additionally taken down each Trump posts and marketing campaign advertisements that confirmed a purple inverted triangle, a logo the Nazis used to establish political prisoners, for violating its coverage towards organized hate.

A Trump tweet containing the video was nonetheless obtainable on Twitter on Wednesday night. Twitter Inc didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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