Facebook Deletes Trump Post Claiming Kids Are ‘Immune’ From COVID-19

Facebook removed a post from Donald Trump’s page because it violated the social network’s policy banning false claims about the coronavirus. The content in question was a video clip of a Trump interview on Fox News Channel on Wednesday in which he claimed children were “immune” from COVID-19.

“This 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,” a Facebook rep said in a statement.

Last month, Facebook pulled Trump 2020 campaign ads with Nazi symbols from the service for violating its policy banning “organized hate.” The inverted red triangle in the Trump ads was a Nazi symbol designating political prisoners in World War II concentration camps.

Trump also posted the same clip to Twitter on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. ET, where it remained available as of this writing:

More to come.


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