Facebook removes Trump post that compared COVID-19 to flu

Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone confirmed that the company had removed Trump’s post for violating its rules.

“We remove incorrect information about the severity of COVID-19, and have now removed this post,” Stone said.

Facebook’s rules prohibit posts that have “the potential to contribute to real-world harm” including through “misinformation that contributes to the risk of imminent violence or physical harm.” That includes pandemic-related harm.