Yesterday Trump posted a misleading post about a piece of misleading coronavirus information. Facebook and Twitter took down that post after it was shared over 26,000 times. The morning after, Trump tested positive for Coronavirus. There are so many hatred posts on twitter and Facebook wishing for his death. After yesterday’s misleading information tweet about coronavirus, the death wish tweets and posts are splurged all over the internet. Now, Facebook and Twitter are trying to delete or hide those death wish posts.
Liz Bourgeois, a Facebook spokesperson, tweeted, saying, “Facebook is removing death threats or content targeted directly at the president that wishes him death, including comments on his posts or his page — in addition to content tagging him.”
Twitter stated in a tweet, “We hear the voices who feel that we’re enforcing some policies inconsistently. We agree we must do better, and we are working together inside to do so,”
But on Monday morning, Trump again tweeted, saying, “Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!”
There is a rise of debate in deleting the death wish of Trump’s posts from the public saying, “Twitter says it will suspend people who tweet that they hope Trump dies. Facebook will let you wish death upon Trump so long as you do not tag him”. For that, Facebook responded, “To be clear, Facebook is removing death threats or content targeted directly at the president that wishes him death, including comments on his posts or his page – in addition to content tagging him.”
Everyone from other party representatives retweeted questions about the twitter’s responsibilities in tweets like that so twitter deleted the misleading information tweet of Donald Trump from Twitter.
They also stated that “We hear the voices who feel that we’re enforcing some policies inconsistently. We agree we must do better, and we are working together inside to do so.”
Already there are similar disputes that arose when Trump tweeted some information about Coronavirus infection effects on kids in a video stating that the kids are almost immune to the virus. It seriously raised the voice of the public. As a result, Twitter and Facebook removed the video from social media, stating, “This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation.”