The Twitter warning sign states that the tweet “violated Twitter’s rules for disseminating misleading and potentially harmful information related to Covid-19.”
“We have issued a public interest notice [President Trump’s] Tweet for violating our Covid-19 Misleading Information Policy by making misleading health claims about Covid-1
Trump posted the same message on his Facebook account, but the platform has not added a warning label despite breaking its rules. The post has been online for four hours and has been shared more than 24,000 times on Facebook.
CNN Business has asked Facebook for a comment.
On Tuesday, Facebook removed a post from the president’s account after falsely claiming the flu was more deadly than Covid-19.
Twitter is trying to convince the public that it is ready for the election by introducing new guidelines to contain the disinformation. The company announced Thursday that it is expanding its policy to combat misinformation related to voting. The new rules will likely force the platform to review President Donald Trump more aggressively in the final months of the 2020 campaign.
– CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan contributed to this report.