Twitter’s warning label says the tweet “violated the Twitter Guidelines about spreading deceptive and probably dangerous data associated to Covid-19.”
“We positioned a public curiosity discover on [President Trump’s] Tweet for violating our Covid-19 Deceptive Info Coverage by making deceptive well being claims about Covid-19,” a Twitter spokesperson mentioned. “As is commonplace with this public curiosity discover, engagements with the Tweet shall be considerably restricted.”
Trump posted the identical message on his Fb account, however the platform hasn’t added a warning label although it violates its guidelines. The put up has been up for 4 hours and shared greater than 24,000 occasions on Fb.
CNN Enterprise has reached out to Fb for remark.
Jason Shepherd, a scientist whose analysis is funded by Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropic group, informed CNN Sunday that Fb ought to “completely” take motion on Trump’s put up the place he falsely claimed he was immune from the virus.
“Fb merely must do higher with misinformation. Particularly Covid associated the place it might probably actually be life or demise. They’re too gradual and I have never seen any actual change in coverage since we despatched our letter of concern to Mark [Zuckerberg],” mentioned Shepherd, who works as an affiliate professor of neurobiology and biochemistry on the College of Utah.
On Tuesday, Fb eliminated a put up from the President’s account after he falsely claimed the flu is extra deadly than Covid-19.
Twitter is attempting to influence the general public that it is prepared for the election by rolling out new insurance policies to rein in disinformation. The corporate introduced Thursday that it is increasing its insurance policies to struggle voting-related misinformation. The brand new guidelines will probably drive the platform to extra aggressively fact-check President Donald Trump throughout the closing months of the 2020 marketing campaign.
–CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan contributed to this report.