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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:16 AM

YouTube Pulls Jair Bolsonaro Videos For Covid-19 Misinformation

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Source: The Guardian

Move comes after the Brazilian president wrongly said masks were ineffective and touted unproven cures.

YouTube has removed videos from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's channel for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, becoming the latest tech giant to pull his statements about the pandemic.

YouTube said in a press release the decision was taken "after careful review" and without consideration for Bolsonaro's job or political ideology. The far-right former army captain, who has overseen the world's second deadliest outbreak, has won widespread criticism for railing against lockdowns, touting unproven cures, sowing vaccine doubts and shunning masks.

"Our rules do not allow content that states that hydroxychloroquine and/or ivermectin are effective in treating or preventing Covid-19, that states there is a cure for the disease, or says that masks do not work to prevent the spread of the virus," YouTube said in a statement...

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/22/youtube-pulls-jair-bolsonaro-videos-for-covid-19-misinformation





- The president defended the use of the unproven drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19.

.. His channel features weekly national addresses, and conversations with ministers about various issues - some of which are live-streamed. According to news outlet O Globo, one video shows Eduardo Pazuello, Brazil's former health minister, comparing coronavirus with Aids.

"Post-HIV pandemic, HIV continues to exist. There are still some who are contaminated, most are treated, and life goes on," said Mr Pazuello. In another video of a CNN broadcast, a Brazilian doctor recommended hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug, and the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as treatments against Covid-19...
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-57923862

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