Facebook removes Trump coronavirus post over misinformation

Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a video by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he said children are “almost immune” to COVID-19, with the company saying it violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus.

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“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 spokesman said.

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The spokesman said it was the first time that the social media company had removed a Trump post for coronavirus misinformation.

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The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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