Facebook, Twitter remove Trump posts sharing COVID-19 misinformation

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Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have taken action against the president and his campaign after each posted a video of Mr. Trump making false claims about the coronavirus. This is the first time Facebook as ever removed a post from the president's page. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Facebook, Twitter pull Trump virus posts
Facebook and Twitter pulled posts by U.S. President Donald Trump and his campaign Wednesday, alleging the posts violated their rules on sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. Gloria Tso reports.

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