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Twitter flags misleading Trump tweet claiming he is “immune” to COVID-19



Twitter reported a tweet from President Trump on Sunday morning claiming without evidence that he was now “immune” to the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Trump is one of the most famous sources of misinformation about coronavirus even eight months after the pandemic.

Details: While Trump’s doctors have said he no longer transmits the virus, they haven’t said when the president’s last negative test was.

  • The science of immunity in people recovering from the virus is still unclear.
  • According to the CDC, a person infected with COVID-19 may not need to be retested in the three months after recovery, but that does not mean a person is immune to re-infection.

Background: Trump has repeatedly claimed he is now immune to the coronavirus, and said so in an interview with Fox News̵

7; Maria Bartiromo on the previous Sunday.

  • Back in May, Twitter announced that it would flag coronavirus-related tweets by “providing anyone with misleading information that meets the requirements of our guidelines, including the world’s leading companies.”
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