Social media giants Facebook and twitter both removed a video posted by the president of the united states, Donald Trump. The authority informed that the video trump shared contains misleading information regarding the present coronavirus. There are people out there blindly following president trump regardless of the authenticity of the information he shares through his social media handles.
“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,” says the Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois. In the removed video president, trump said that the schools should be reminded open. He also added that children have “much stronger immune systems” and “just don’t have a problem.” according to Facebook, this is the first time they removed president Trump’s post due to spreading the misleading pieces of information regarding coronavirus.
The same video clip was also shared from his official twitter handle and also from his promotion accounts were retweeted. A Twitter spokesperson told that the tweet is “in violation of the Twitter rules on COVID-19 misinformation” and that the Trump campaign will “be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again.”
Trump Spokesperson Against Twitter And Facebook
Trump campaign spokesperson Courtney Parella told that President Trump was “stating a fact that children are less susceptible to the coronavirus.”
“Another day, another display of Silicon Valley’s flagrant bias against this President, where the rules are only enforced in one direction,” she added. “Social media companies are not the arbiters of truth.”
Courtney Parella also added that the twitter authority person behind taking down the post of president trump is the former press secretary of Kamala Harris. According to the Kasier family foundation, while there is already widespread community transmission in areas of the United States, there is “clearly a risk of further spread associated with reopening schools.”
“The risks of reopening need to be considered carefully in light of the recognized benefits of in-person education, some evidence for an age gradient in infectiousness, with younger children less likely and older children more likely to transmit at levels similar to adults.”