Thursday, August 6, 2020

Facebook and Twitter restrict Trump accounts over 'harmful' virus claim

A clip from President Trump's Fox News interview was posted to his Facebook page.

Facebook and Twitter have penalised Donald Trump and his campaign for posts in which the president claimed children were "almost immune" to coronavirus.

Facebook deleted the post - a clip from an interview Mr Trump gave to Fox News - saying it contained "harmful Covid misinformation".

Twitter followed by saying it had frozen a Trump campaign account until a tweet of the same clip was removed.

US public health advice makes clear children have no immunity to Covid-19.  Read more >>