American President Donald Trump posted a video on Wednesday on Facebook and Instagram that included his interview on Fox news. In the interview, he confidently gave false information regarding Covid-19 patients. He said that children and various groups of people in the U.S.A. are almost immune to the Covid-19. To this statement, the Facebook policy spokesperson reacted and said that spreading false news is against their regulations and policies.
Facebook and Instagram are both widely used social media applications with billions of active users daily. And the video post shared by the U.S. President Trump must have been seen by millions of users already. He says that American children are ready to return to their schools because they are “almost immune” to the disease. But in reality, children are highly vulnerable to Covid-19 due to weaker immune systems, can transmit the disease to others, whereas some children have already lost their battle with life due to Covid-19.
Facebook removed Trump’s post containing false information, whereas Twitter also took action and locked Trump’s linked account i.e., @TeamTrump, which actually shared the video post. The account is frozen and won’t be able to make further tweets until the video post is deleted.