Video service YouTube has removed videos of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for ‘misleading information’ about the coronavirus. In a statement, YouTube wrote that after a careful review, it has decided to remove the videos of the right-wing populist president.
“Our rules do not allow content stating that hydroxychloroquine or the drug ivermectin is effective in fighting the coronavirus or preventing corona infection,” YouTube wrote in the statement, noting that Bolsonaro’s position or political ideology was not involved. I have played with. A Bolsonaro spokesperson declined to comment on questions from the Reuters news agency.
The radical right-wing president has touted the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine several times during the corona pandemic, even though the drug has never been proven to work. Bolsonaro also regularly expresses his doubts about the seriousness of the coronavirus and abhors corona measures.
At the end of last year, Facebook and Twitter already deleted messages from Bolsonaro because of misleading and potentially dangerous information about the coronavirus.