Twitter flagged a post on Sunday in which President Trump claimed he was now “immune” to the coronavirus – the latest message from the Commander-in-Chief, which was classified as a violation of the social media site’s rules.
“This tweet violated Twitter’s rules for spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,” the message read, stating that users must now click through to access the original post. “However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public interest that the tweet continue to be available.”
The move also disables all types of interaction with the tweet, except retweeted with a comment.
In the message, Trump wrote that he had received “full and complete approval” from White House doctors and that he was now “immune” to the virus that has so far killed nearly 215,000 Americans.
Trump also declared himself “immune” during a morning appearance on Fox News, but made it clear that he did not know how long that immunity would last.
Researchers have said it is possible for someone to get infected with COVID-19 again within months of fixing the error.
Trump, who previously flagged tweets from the site, has accused her of tweaking her algorithm against him and other conservative voices.