Facebook Deletes Post By President Trump
According to WABI, in a rare move, Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump.
The post includes a video by Fox News where the president claims that children are "virtually immune" to the virus.
In a statement regarding the deletion, Facebook spokespeople said:
“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.”
With regard to the accuracy of the president's post, several CDC studies do indicate that children are less-likely to become infected and, when they are, they typically have milder symptoms. However, there is not enough data for this to be considered fact. It also does not indicate that children are "virtually immune".
While Twitter has deleted several tweets from Trump over concerns the information in those posts was inaccurate, Facebook has only done it a handful of times. For example, in June, Facebook removed Trump campaign ads that featured a symbol the Nazis used to identify political prisoners.
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