On Sunday, Twitter flagged a tweet by Donald Trump in which the US President claimed he was immune to the coronavirus, saying it violated the social media platform’s rules about misleading information related to COVID-19.
Trump said in the tweet that “A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know.”
The post was flagged by Twitter with a disclaimer.
Twitter’s disclaimer read that “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,” adding that it had determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the tweet to remain accessible.
A Twitter spokeswoman told Reuters that the tweet made “misleading health claims” about COVID-19 and that engagements with the post would be “significantly limited.”
On Sunday, Trump said that he had fully recovered from COVID-19 and would not be a transmission risk to others, clearing him to return to holding big campaign rallies during the final weeks of the race for the White House.
Trump’s physician said on Saturday that the president had taken a test showing he was no longer infectious.
Trump is eager to get back on the campaign trail after an absence of more than a week.
He plans to travel to the key battleground state of Florida on Monday, followed by rallies in Pennsylvania and Iowa on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.