Facebook and Twitter have penalised Donald Trump and his campaign for posts in which the president claimed children were "almost immune" to coronavirus. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F
Facebook deleted the post – a clip from an interview Mr Trump gave to Fox News – saying it contained "harmful Covid misinformation".
Twitter followed by saying it had frozen a Trump campaign account until a tweet of the same clip was removed.
US public health advice makes clear children have no immunity to Covid-19.
As America’s election battle heats up – is it right for social media platforms – upon which President Trump has relied so heavily to rally his base – to hold the American leader to account, or should that be the job of the electorate?
US Correspondent David Grossman reports.
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