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

Posted on AllSides August 6th, 2020
From The Center
free speech, online censorship, Donald Trump, Facebook, Twitter

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.

A Facebook spokesperson said on Wednesday evening: "This video includes false claims...

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