Venezuela’s authorities accused Facebook of “digital totalitarianism” for freezing President Nicolas Maduro’s web page for 30 days after he posted what the social community deemed misinformation about COVID-19.
The combative chief additionally stated that he’ll merely use his spouse’s Facebook web page to share his day by day virus briefing.
Facebook additionally took down a video wherein Maduro promoted Carvativir, a Venezuelan-made treatment he claims, with out proof, can remedy the illness, Reuters reported. It stated it was following World Well being Group steering that no medicine can remedy the virus.
The therapy is produced from the herb thyme, which has been used for conventional medication for hundreds of years. However even Venezuelan medical doctors say the treatment hasn’t been confirmed in opposition to the coronavirus.
In an announcement on Sunday, Venezuela’s data ministry stated Facebook was going after “content material geared towards combating the pandemic” and described Carvativir as a retroviral of “nationwide manufacturing and engineering.”
“We’re witnessing a digital totalitarianism exercised by supranational firms who wish to impose their regulation on the international locations of the world,” the ministry stated.
Different world leaders, from former President Donald Trump to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have additionally seen social media firms act on what they deemed false or deceptive posts associated to the coronavirus. Trump’s social media accounts have been suspended after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Facebook declined to remark.