It doesn’t matter who you are, if you break the rules you will be reprimanded.
That was the clear message sent by Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday when it deleted a video posted by Trump’s campaign account regarding the COVID-19 virus.
According to the Washington Post, Facebook removed from Trump’s official account the post of a video clip from a Fox News interview in which he said children are “almost immune” from COVId-19. Twitter required his Team Trump campaign account to delete a tweet with the same video, blocking it from tweeting in the interim.
The social media company’s reasoning for the action taken against the President of the United States’ campaign account is based on the fact that they said the message gave false claims that certain people are immune to the virus which has claimed the lives of thousands of people worldwide.
In the video, Trump can be heard saying children are “virtually” immune against the virus.
Twitter required the account to remove the message before it was allowed to tweet again.
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has hit back at the social media platforms.
Fox News reports that the Trump campaign said that the President 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”.
Watch the Fox News video below to see the Trump campaign’s comments.
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