Facebook on Wednesday confirmed it had removed a post from President Donald Trump’s page for containing false claims about Covid-19.
The post was a video clip from an interview the President gave to Fox News on Wednesday morning.
“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,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said in a statement Wednesday evening.
"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," Andy Stone, Facebook spokesperson told CNN.
Stone said the claims that ran afoul of Facebook's rules were those about kids
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) August 5, 2020
Stone added the specific comments that had run afoul of Facebook’s rules were Trump’s false claims about children being “almost immune” to the potentially deadly virus.
The same clip appears to have also been posted to Twitter by the Trump campaign, which was later shared from the President’s main Twitter account.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2020
In June, Facebook removed ads run by the Trump campaign for using a Nazi symbol.