New York (The Verge) — Twitter flags, limits sharing on Trump tweet about being “immune” to coronavirus.
Twitter disabled sharing options on a tweet from President Trump on Sunday, and labeled it for violating its rules against spreading coronavirus misinformation. The president’s assertion he is “immune” conflicts with the CDC’s guidance on coronavirus reinfection.
The president’s assertion that he’s now “immune” since he already contracted the coronavirus is likely what got the tweet flagged, since there have been documented cases of coronavirus patients becoming reinfected. A man in Nevada had COVID-19 in March then recovered in April only to fall ill again in May. The first documented case of a coronavirus reinfection occurred in Hong Kong, where the patient showed no symptoms the second time around. — Kim Lyons/@verge