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Facebook deletes a message from Trump saying the flu is more dangerous than Covid-19

 Facebook deletes a message from Trump saying the flu is more dangerous than Covid-19


Facebook deletes a message from Trump saying the flu is more dangerous than Covid-19

It was found to be contrary to social network rules on health misinformation. Twitter decided to simply hide the text in question.

With his discharge from hospital, Donald Trump, still sick from Covid-19, resumed a sustained rhythm of publication on social networks. But Facebook had to delete a message published by the President of the United States on Tuesday, October 6, while Twitter decided to simply hide it. Both platforms consider that the message in question violated their rules on misinformation in health matters: Donald Trump claimed that "in most populations Covid-19 is much less fatal than the flu".

This despite the fact that the new coronavirus is about three times more deadly than influenza, according to estimates by the medical academy. It is not fatal in the same proportions by age group, but to say that "most populations" die less from Covid-19 than from influenza is false, which explains why Facebook has chosen to moderate the message in question.

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The second time only
"We are removing the bad information related to the seriousness of Covid-19 and have now removed this post from Donald Trump," said Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone.

This is the second time this year that Facebook has removed a message posted by the U.S. president, who is campaigning for re-election next November. In August, the social network also deleted a message from the president that falsely claimed that children were "immune to Covid-19.

Twitter, for its part, has repeatedly withheld messages from the president in recent months, both for health reasons and for Tweeting that "undermined confidence in the electoral process" - mainly messages claiming that the upcoming elections would be rigged.

Donald Trump and the Republican Party have been claiming for several years, without proof, that social networks are "biased" in favour of the left in the United States. In spite of the "censorship" that some supporters of the American president claim to be victims of, the Facebook pages of his most ardent supporters remain among the most popular in the United States.

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