Facebook deleted a video from the personal page of U.S. President Donald Trump, which contained “false” information about the coronavirus infection. This was reported by NBC News on Thursday, August 6.
It is about a fragment of the American leader’s interview with Fox News, in which Trump said that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19.
“The video contains false claims that a group of people are insured against COVID-19, which is a violation of our policy regarding malicious misinformation about COVID,” said Andy Stone of the social network.
It’s noted that this is the first time Facebook has deleted a US chapter publication because of coronavirus misinformation.
In June, Facebook deleted the publication of Trump’s video with a scene of black and white kids, due to claims of copyright infringement.
Entertainment company Jukin Media claimed that the video belonged to one of its partners and no one received permission to use it. They requested that the video be removed. A representative of Facebook claimed that the company received the complaint and removed the video under the copyright law.