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#Coronavirus: #World #leaders' posts deleted over #fake #news


source: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52106321
#Facebook deleted a video from Brazilian #President Jair #Bolsonaro that claimed hydroxychloroquine was totally effective in treating the #virus.
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It follows #Twitter’s deletion of a homemade treatment tweeted by Venezuelan President Nicolás #Maduro.

It may be good and right to delete #false #information about #COVID-19 - but are global corporations becoming the #MinistryOfTruth?
When do they start deleting #criticism of #capitalism because a life without capitalism is unthinkable for them?
#think #news #politics #truth #internet #media #power #ethics #moral #future

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They can't win.

“Delete it, it’s fake news!”

"Censorship!”

Since there is no global authority, what would you have them do? Blur it out? “This post might be fake news. We’re not deleting it, but we're not going to show it to you, just that it exists.”
Chloroquine-derived drugs have been used to treat patients suffering from viral infections in a medical setting long before COVID-19. Elon Musk even tweeted a study that showed it being effective against SARS-CoV-2 after Indian doctors started using hydroxycholorquine. Then when Orange Man Bad supported it, it became political, and the drug was deemed unsafe immediately.