Facebook confirmed to the site that it had deleted a post on President Donald Trump’s account that violated the disinformation policy,media The Verge reported. The video was taken in an interview with Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” by Mr. Trump, who said children were “almost immune” to the new crown virus — which was clearly wrong. In the interview, Mr. Trump also said the new crown virus “will disappear” and that his view was that “schools should be open.”
However, a recent study by infectious disease experts at Children’s Hospital chicago found that children under five may be much more likely to carry the new coronavirus than adults, although there is still debate about whether children will transmit the new coronavirus to adults.
The ongoing debate over the virus’s ability to infect children is at the center of a decision across the United States on whether to reopen schools, and federal, state and local officials are considering how and to what extent classrooms will reopen in the fall. In states such as Georgia and Indiana, school districts that have reopened or are planning to reopen have begun to see a surge in positive cases of new coronaviruses.
A Facebook spokesman told The Verge: “This video contains false claims from some people that they are immune to the new crown virus, in violation of our policy of harmful COVID misinformation. “