Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes President Trump post

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Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump, citing its coronavirus misinformation policy.

The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the virus. Facebook said in a statement Wednesday that the video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19. It says that is a violation of its policies around harmful COVID-19 misinformation. A tweet from Trump with the same video remained up on Twitter as of Wednesday afternoon.

A few hours later, Twitter temporarily blocked the Trump campaign from tweeting until it removed the same video.

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