Facebook and Twitter have penalised US President Donald Trump and his campaign for posts in which he claimed children are “almost immune” to coronavirus.
Facebook deleted the post – a clip from an interview he gave to Fox News – saying it contained “harmful Covid misinformation”.
Twitter followed up by saying it had frozen a Trump campaign account until it removed a tweet of the same clip.
- There was no measurable difference in coronavirus cases among children in Sweden, where schools were left open, compared with neighboring Finland, where schools were shut. A French study last month found that school children don’t appear to transmit Covid-19 to peers or teachers
- German study finds no evidence coronavirus spreads in schools