Twitter, Facebook Restrict Donald Trump’s Accounts Over Harmaful COVID-19 Misinformation

Facebook has deleted a post by United States President Donald Trump saying it contained “harmful COVID misinformation”.

The post was a clip from an interview Trump gave to Fox News which suggests that young people are immune to the coronavirus, remarks that have been viewed as a strategy to force schools to reopen.

Twitter has also frozen a Trump campaign account until a tweet of the same clip was removed. A Facebook spokesperson said on Wednesday evening:

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.

It was the first time the social giant had taken action to remove content posted by the President based on its coronavirus-misinformation policy, but not the first time it has penalised Mr Trump over the content on his page.

Meanwhile, Twitter said a tweet by entrepreneur Elon Musk suggesting children are “essentially immune” to coronavirus did not break its rules.

More: BBC News

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One Comment on “Twitter, Facebook Restrict Donald Trump’s Accounts Over Harmaful COVID-19 Misinformation

  1. Facebook and Twitter are globalist agenda corporations that need to be dismantled. They are the cause of too much misinformation they deem as proper because they want sheep not wolves, trump must destroy those companies and allow other entities to take market share to allow free speech and not become publishers.

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