Facebook pulls Bolsonaro's video

The President had linked Covid-19 vaccines to AIDS during a livestream

In a latest development, Facebook has deleted a video shared by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after he once again violated the platform's guidelines by making false claims about vaccines. The President had linked Covid vaccines to AIDS during a livestream following which, he fell in trouble.


He said, “I’m just going to report it, I won’t comment. I’ve talked about it in the past, I’ve been beaten a lot… here we go: official UK government reports suggest that the fully vaccinated… who are the fully vaccinated? Second dose, right… 15 days later, 15 days after the second dose… fully vaccinated… they are developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome much faster than expected,” he said.


“So, read the article, I won’t read it here because I may have problem with my live (stream),” he added.


Immediately, the videos were pulled from Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


“Our policies do not allow for claims that Covid-19 vaccines kill or can cause serious harm to people,” a Facebook spokesperson said.


The virus has killed more than 606,000 people in Brazil and Bolsonaro previously compared the coronavirus to flu. He even contracted the virus in July 2020 and then refused to get vaccinated later on.

The president even supported anti-vaccine groups when he was not permitted to watch a soccer match in person in São Paulo.


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