YouTube Blocks Brazilian President Zaich Bolsonaro – Linked Coronavirus Vaccines to AIDS

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Block put it YouTube in every activity on the channel of Brazilian President Zaich Bolsonaro and deleted a video in which he invoked false information and linked the coronavirus vaccines to AIDS.

“We deleted videos from Zaich Bolsonaro’s channel because it violated our usage policy regarding medical misinformation about COVID-19.” He suggested “vaccines do not reduce the risk of developing the disease and cause other infectious diseases,” explained the Google-owned platform.

This was the second time the Brazilian president had violated YouTube’s “usage policy”. This time, it will not be able to download new videos or make live video broadcasts for the next seven days, as required by the platform regulations. The rest of the videos on his channel, which has 3.5 million subscribers, are still accessible on YouTube.

This video was downloaded by both Facebook and Instagram.

What he said in the video in question – The denials

In the video, which is broadcast live each week and posted simultaneously on various platforms last Thursday, Zaich Bolsonaru referred to a rumor that “official” documents from the British Government “indicate” that People who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 develop acquired immune deficiency syndrome ‘much faster than expected’. “I advise you to read the news. I am not going to read them here, because that could cause a problem in my live “, added the head of state.

The rumor was denied by the British government when she was contacted by the fact-finding and verification team of the French Agency, reports APE-MPE, citing Reuters and AFP.

The Brazilian Infectious Diseases Company on its part assured on Saturday in a press release that published that “There is absolutely no known link between any vaccine against COVID-19 and the onset of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome», Of AIDS.

The French agency asked for a comment from the press service of the Brazilian president but did not receive an immediate response. The far-right head of state has not yet reacted to the freezing of his YouTube channel.

The social networking site Facebook had already withdrawn a video in March in which Mr Bolsonaru, a challenger to restrictive measures and vaccines, encouraged mass rallies, while some 2,500 deaths were reported in Brazil due to the COVID-19 per day.

YouTube sent him a first warning in July when it downloaded other videos from its channel, spreading false information about the new coronavirus pandemic – questioning the value of the surgical mask to prevent infection, or promoting its use. hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, drugs which have been shown to be practically ineffective in the treatment of COVID-19.

Zaich Bolsonaru is often accused of spreading false news. In August, the Federal Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF)) launched an investigation into him, including for “defamation” and “incitement to crime”, for allegedly rigging previous presidential elections through electronic voting. (24543015).

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