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Facebook and Twitter blocked videos from Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro for coronavirus misinformation

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Facebook and Twitter have removed videos of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro endorsing the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment.
Social media companies have been reluctant up until now to act on misinformation from politicians, classifying even lies as free or political speech.
Hydroxychloroquine is currently being studied to see whether it can be used to treat COVID-19 but, according to the CDC, its efficacy is still unproven.
President Trump has also praised hydroxychloroquine and asked the FDA to fast-track access to the drug.
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