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Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post


August 6, 2020

Doug Mills – New York Times

President Donald Trump after a news conference at the White House in Washington, Aug. 4, 2020. Facebook took down a video posted by the Trump campaign on Wednesday in which he claimed children were immune to the coronavirus, a violation of the social network's rules against misinformation around the virus.

Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are "virtually immune" to the virus.

Facebook said Wednesday that 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."


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