WaPo: Twitter temporarily bans Trump campaign account for COVID-19 misinformation

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WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 05: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on August 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – The Washington Post said Wednesday that Twitter temporarily banned the Trump campaign Twitter account for posting false COVID-19 information.

The account, TeamTrump, was temporarily banned from tweeting until the post — a video of a Fox News interview in which the president said children are “almost immune” from the coronavirus — was removed, according to WaPo.

The tweet was hidden behind a warning until the Trump Campaign account removed it.

Facebook made a similar move Wednesday, removing a post with the same video. The platform said it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus, according to the Associated Press.

Link to Washington Post article: Facebook, Twitter penalize Trump for posts containing coronavirus misinformation

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