U.S. This Wednesday, Facebook deleted a post by President Trump that contains a video of a Fox News interview in which he says that children are “almost immune” to Covid-19, published The Washington Post.
“This video contains a false claim that a group of people are immune to Covid-19, which is a violation of our Covid Malicious Information Policy,” said Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesman.
This is the first time that Facebook has lost anything from the president for violating the company’s policy of misinformation about Covid.
Facebook has faced increasing pressure to better moderate its website. More than 1,000 advertisers have joined the boycott related to his civil rights, including Disney and Verizon.
And nearly two dozen state attorneys general sent a letter criticizing the company Wednesday morning.
The President of the White House did not respond to a request for comment.
In the video that was removed, President Trump is heard saying in a telephone interview that schools should open. “If you look at children, children are almost, although I would definitely say that they are almost immune to this disease and have stronger immune systems.”
Although many children have had milder symptoms of the virus, researchers have found that they can spread and spread the virus to others, including adults at home and at school, such as teachers.