Facebook and Twitter remove video of Trump falsely claiming children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus
Facebook and Twitter announced Wednesday that they have removed a video of President Trump shared on his Facebook page and Twitter account because it contained "false claims" about the coronavirus. The video was a clip of a phone interview Mr. Trump did with Fox News on Wednesday morning in which he pushed for schools to reopen for in-person learning and falsely claimed children are "almost immune" to the virus. "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 spokesperson for Facebook said. A Twitter spokesperson also confirmed the video "is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation," and added that @TeamTrump, the official Twitter account for Mr. Trump's campaign, would not be able to tweet again until they delete the tweet with the video.