Twitter suspends Trump’s account over COVID-19 claim about children

Donald Trump received bipartisan criticism following his recent assertion that the coronavirus is practically harmless to exposed children.

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“If you look at children, children are almost — and I would almost say definitely — but, almost immune from this disease,” he said during a Fox News Channel appearance this week.

Upon sharing that sentiment on Twitter, however, the social media company reacted by suspending his account until he removes the misleading post, according to reports.

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A statement from a Twitter spokesperson confirmed that a tweet containing footage of that interview “is in violation of the Twitter rules on COVID-19 misinformation” and the “account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again.”



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