Nicolás Maduro published on Facebook a “miraculous” medicine against COVID-19
In the same way, it announced drastic measures against the Pages that repeatedly published inaccurate information intentionally and incited the population to take measures that, instead of serving to combat the disease, could lead them to harm themselves.
In this context, the company has blocked Nicolás Maduro’s Facebook Page for 30 days. At this time, users will be able to enter the Page, but new content cannot be published on it.
According to the Reuters news agency, the president of Venezuela published last week a “miracle” remedy that would cure the coronavirus. However, this information has not been endorsed by the international medical community, which is why it is considered false and misinformation, reasons why Facebook has made the decision to block the Page, when noting the social network that, according to the World Organization of Health, “there is no cure for the coronavirus” and the efficacy of what was promulgated by Nicolás Maduro has not been demonstrated.
In any case, it is not the only measure adopted by the social network in this regard. Facebook has also deleted a video in which Maduro recommended Carvativir, a homeopathic treatment that he considered “magic droplets” against COVID-19. Even Venezuelan doctors had warned of the danger of taking this drug against the coronavirus.
That social networks block content published by Nicolás Maduro Regarding the treatment of the coronavirus, it is not new news. In fact, Twitter has also on occasion deleted tweets from the Venezuelan president to ensure that certain medicines could “eliminate infectious genes” of the coronavirus.
Nicolás Maduro thus joins the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, whose Facebook page is also blocked, although indefinitely. Curiously, last week there was speculation about the possible return of the American president to social networks, but with his own social network, which would be being developed at the moment.