Covid-19 The information pollution about it is growing day by day. Social media companies that want to prevent this situation interfere with accounts that spread false information. Incorrect shared information is either marked as untrustworthy or the account is closed. Has a similar information policy Facebook, President of Venezuela Nicholas Maduro‘s account within this scope.
Facebook blames Venezuelan President
Retuers’According to the news Facebook, 58-year-old Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro ‘s account for misleading people. The company cited the postings as a reason for this situation. The posts in question violate the information policies of the social media giant. Mature, On Facebook account Covid-19He shared a drug that had “miraculous” effects against and advised people to use it.
MatureSome videos of the drug made with ingredients obtained from thyme were also removed from the social media platform. President in the video, the medicine “miraculous” and “A medical breakthrough” He describes it as. However, the drug in question does not see any support in the medical community. Many doctors claim that the drug can treat the virus. “lie” and “dangerous” explained what they found.
Actually, this is not the President’s first claim. Mature, It had come up with similar allegations last year. Twitter In his statements over, COVID-19He shared a “beer” that he claimed could “eliminate the infectious genes”. But immediately after Twitter, had to remove the shared shares. After the last event Facebook, Venezuela the leader’s account He announced that they will keep it closed for 30 days.
Purpose is safe information
Especially Covid-19 Trying to prevent the spread of false information about social media companies do not even make an exception for country leaders. One of these companies Facebook, With the onset of the pandemic, he took some steps in this regard. The social media giant works with many independent verification platforms to flag false and suspicious information.