Facebook deletes Trump’s post for spreading false coronavirus information

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

06th Aug, 2020. 11:20 pm

Social networking site Facebook has deleted the American President’s post for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. As per details, spreading false information about the deadly virus is against Facebook’s policy.

Trump by attaching an international media organization’s video wrote that children are “virtually immune” to the virus.

On Wednesday Facebook said,

“The 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”.

After issuing the statement, Facebook temporarily blocked the Trump campaign from tweeting from his official account, until it removed the post with the same video.

The company said in a statement late Wednesday that,

“The tweet violated its rules against Covid misinformation. When a tweet breaks its rules.”

Twitter even asked its users to remove the tweet in questions and blocks them from posting anything else until they do.

This is not the first time that Facebook has removed Trump’s post but the social networking site said that it had to remove this post as it was spreading misinformation among the people about coronavirus.

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