Facebook deletes Trump post falsely claiming flu more deadly than COVID-19

Facebook has removed a post by U.S President Donald Trump in which he falsely affirmed that Covid-19 is less dangerous than the flu.

The long post violated Facebook’s rules on coronavirus misinformation, the company announced.

The same post continues to live on Twitter, though it has been placed behind a notice indicating that it could be dangerous. Users have to click on a link to confirm they want to view the tweet before they are able to read the text.

“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,” the warning reads. “However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest in the Tweet to remain accessible.”

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