It continues with no holds barred the social war between President Trump and the social networks Facebook and Twitter. That among the protagonists does not flow good blood is certainly not a novelty: at the end of May Twitter had labeled a declaration of the number one of the White House as "unfounded", unleashing the wrath of the tycoon that had requested loud regulation social networks to avoid electoral fraud.
The story has repeated itself in the past few hours, but this time the protagonist is the official account of the @TeamTrump election campaign, guilty of having shared an excerpt from an interview with Fox News in which the President stated that children are almost immune to coronavirus.
The original Tweet from @TeamTrump is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation, and we've required removal. https://t.co/fDPcEa9hRe
– Nick Pacilio (@NickPacilio) August 5, 2020
Twitter's response was not long in coming: a few hours after sharing the post, an official of the platform asked for removal for the violation of the COVID-19 Disinformation Rules. The tweet has been removed (HERE the original link that now reports an error message) and the official account is back to tweet.
The same post was then also deleted from Facebook, where it had been shared by Donald Trump's account. A Facebook spokesman commented on the action taken by Mark Zuckerberg's social network:
This video includes false claims that a group of people are immune to COVID-19, which is a violation of our disinformation policies.