Social media platforms behave responsibly when it comes to information related to the coronavirus. Recently, Facebook deleted US President Donald Trump’s post stating that COVID-19 is less deadly than a normal flu.
Trump accepted Facebook and Twittere wrote: “Flu season is coming! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the vaccine, die from the flu. Will we shut down our country? No, we have learned to live with it, just as we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations much less lethal !!! “
While Facebook removed the post for breaking its COVID-19 disinformation rules, Twitter it hid the same message with a warning “dissemination of misleading and potentially harmful information”.
An exact death rate from coronavirus disease relative to influenza is still unknown, but according to the World Health Organization (WHO) “Mortality from COVID-19 appears to be higher than that from influenza, particularly seasonal flu “.
The WHO further states, “While true COVID-19 mortality will take some time to fully understand, the data we have so far indicates that the crude mortality ratio (the number of reported deaths divided by the reported cases) is between 3 -4%, the death rate from infection (the number of reported deaths divided by the number of infections) will be lower. For seasonal influenza, mortality is generally well below 0.1%. “
Upon deletion of posts, Trump reacted by tweeting, “REPEAL SECTION 230 !!!” Significantly, Section 230 of US law says “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
REPEAL SECTION 230 !!!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2020
Well, if Section 230 really cancels, then social media platforms, especially Facebook is Twitter will face problems with changes and modifications made to a user’s content.
The United States, India, and Brazil are some countries where the number of coronavirus cases has increased rapidly. Trump tested too positive for COVID-19 on Friday. Then there were reports of Trump leaving the military hospital in the course of treatment on Tuesday.
Trump tweeted: “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 pm. I feel really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it rule your life. We have developed, under the Trump administration, some drugs and really knowledge. exceptional. I feel better than I did 20 years ago! “
Facebook deleted US President Donald Trump’s post stating that COVID-19 is less deadly than a normal flu.
- Facebook deleted Trump’s post stating that COVID-19 is less deadly than a normal flu.
- Twitter hid the same message with a warning label.
- Trump reacted by tweeting, “REPEAL SECTION 230 !!!” deletion of messages.