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Newsy 7 Oct 2020

President Trump's Post Downplaying COVID Removed By Facebook

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After breaking Facebook and Twitter rules, Trump lashed out at the companies, threatening to revoke their legal protections.


A small network of accounts and pages linked to a Russian "troll factory" has been removed by Facebook, the company said, in a sign of ongoing Russian efforts to disrupt the upcoming US election and sow discord in the country.
Despite President Trump's hospitalization for COVID-19, his senior campaign advisers are still criticizing Joe Biden for wearing a mask. Meanwhile, Biden's team is toning down attacks on the president as he recovers. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe brings us the latest from the campaign trail.
Joe Biden spoke at a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday and said he is praying for a swift recovery for President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who both tested positive for COVID-19. Biden said it's a reminder that we all need to take the virus seriously, and he urged everyone to follow the advice of medical experts and wear masks. Watch his remarks.
President Trump went to Walter Reed Medical Center as a precaution Friday evening after being diagnosed with COVID-19. The White House said he received a dose of Regeneron's polyclonal antibody cocktail, an experimental drug that's shown promise against the virus. Dr. Bob Lahita, professor of medicine at New York Medical College and chairman of medicine at St. Joseph University Hospital, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the treatment the president is receiving.

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