Facebook has blocked Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s page for thirty days for spreading disinformation about COVID-19, according to the platform. Maduro claimed in a video, without proof, that the drug Carvativir could cure the disease. Facebook has removed the images, the social network reports Saturday.
The Venezuelan president promoted the drug in January. Carvativir was developed in the nineteenth century by a Venezuelan doctor and, according to Maduro, the drug could help in both cure and prevention.
The administrators of Maduro’s page have been notified of the block. His account on Instagram, the platform owned by Facebook, can still be used.
The Venezuelan Ministry of Information did not want to respond on Saturday. Maduro complained in February that Facebook is censoring his videos and that social media companies are treating him unfairly. He is a major user of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, among others, which he often uses for live sessions.
Source site www.nu.nl