Facebook deletes Trump’s post; Twitter blocks his account for disinformation about Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

Donald Trump stated that the youth is almost invulnerable to the virus
14:36, 6 August 2020

ABC News

Facebook deleted the post of U.S. President Donald Trump, in which he stated that the majority of children have the immunity to Covid-19 and youth is almost invulnerable to the virus, as The Guardian reported.

The post contained a video in which Donald Trump falsely claimed that children are mostly invulnerable to Covid-19. There is information showing that children who infected with Covid-19, usually have milder symptoms than adults. However, they are not protected and some children are seriously ill or died from this disease.

“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,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said.

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The U.S. President posted the same information on Twitter and his account was partially blocked due to the violation of the rules of the social media.

“The account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before he can Tweet again,” a company spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Spokesperson Courtney Parella stated that Donald Trump is only stating a fact that children are less vulnerable to the coronavirus. Besides, she accused the companies of prejudgment of the president and stated that “the social media companies are not the arbiters of truth”.

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On May 27, U.S. President Donald Trump accused social media platforms of censorship against the Republican Party. Trump is going to introduce control over the social networks down to their blocking.

On May 26, a few posts of the American president on Twitter concerning possible falsifications during elections in California on mail were marked by the social network as those including misleading information.

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