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Facebook deletes Trump post over COVID-19 claim

Facebook removed a post from the page of United States President Donald Trump for breaking the social network's misinformation policy.

The deleted post featured Trump's interview with Fox News in which he said that children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus. A spokesperson for Facebook stated: "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."

During a hearing in Congress last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg virtually defended Twitter as he said that his company would also remove posts that could endanger public health. The comments came as Facebook was forced to change its fake news policy amid protests in the US, the coronavirus pandemic and ahead of the US presidential elections.

Breaking the News / VP