Facebook removes Trump post over ‘false’ virus claims

US President Donald Trump has his social media post removed by Facebook after he put up coronavirus misinformation. – EPA file pic, August 6, 2020.

FACEBOOK today it had removed a video post by US President Donald Trump in which he contended that children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus, a claim the social network called “harmful Covid misinformation”.

This was the first time the leading social network has pulled a post from the president’s page for being dangerously incorrect, although it did remove a post from his campaign’s page for using a Nazi symbol.

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