Facebook rejected a video posted on its account by President Trump on Wednesday, citing its own rules against false claims about coronavirus. The decision to remove the video signals a new direction for Facebook, which has recently taken growing steps to distance itself from the idea that the company is deliberately keeping an eye on the president’s potentially harmful behavior. Has been
The video in question was a Fox News class clip from Wednesday morning in which the president uncertainly claims that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. Although little is known about the novel coronavirus, children can contract Covid 19 and are thought to be able to spread it to others without symptoms.
“The claim in this video that a group of people is exempt from COVID-19 is a violation of our policies regarding misinformation about harmful COVID,” Facebook’s Liz Bourgeois told TechCrunch. Said in the statement.
Twitter also removed a link to the same video clip, which was shared by Trump’s Twitter account @ Team Trump early Wednesday. Tweet links Now point out to Twitter users a message that the tweet violated Twitter’s rules and is no longer available.