US President Donald Trump believes that social media companies are unfairly censoring him. On Wednesday, Facebook and Twitter blocked a message from Trump that they believe was in violation of the rules on misleading information about the new coronavirus.
In the post, Trump had shared a video of an interview in Fox News’ ‘Fox & Friends’ program, in which he said that children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus. “This video contains false claims that a group of people are immune to Covid-19, which is contrary to our policy on harmful deceptive information about corona,” said a Facebook spokesperson.
When he appeared on Geraldo Rivera’s radio show at WTAM in Cleveland on Thursday, Trump said he was “naturally” censored.
“They grab everyone, from the right, everyone, every Republican, every conservative Republican is censored and look at the awful things they say on the left side,” Trump said.
Children “don’t have a problem, they just don’t have a problem,” said the president earlier in the challenged video as an argument why schools should reopen. “It doesn’t affect them. I’ve seen some doctors say they’re totally immune.”
Trump: “Every doctor says what I say – not every doctor, I think, there’ll be a few who won’t.”