Facebook has taken down a post from President Trump’s official page, saying it contained “false claims” related to the novel coronavirus.
The post included a video of Trump's interview on "Fox & Friends" early Wednesday morning in which he pushed for schools to resume in-person classes amid the pandemic, stating that young people are "almost immune" to the disease.
In a statement first reported by NBC News, a Facebook spokesperson said, “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.”
Facebook has previously removed Trump campaign advertisements, though Wednesday's action is the first time the company has removed a post from the president's page concerning COVID-19.
The Hill has reached out to Facebook and the White House for comment.
During his telephone interview on Fox News, Trump said, “If you look at children, children are almost — I would almost say definitely — but almost immune from this disease. So few — they’ve gotten stronger.”
“Hard to believe. I don’t know how you feel about it, but they have much stronger immune systems than we do, somehow, for this. And they don’t have a problem. They just don’t have a problem,” he added. Read more at The Hill