Madonna’s Instagram flagged for spreading coronavirus misinformation

Instagram has corrected a post by Madonna in which the pop star shared a coronovirus conspiracy theory with her 15 million followers.

She captured the video with the claim that a vaccine for Kovid-19 “has been found and proven and has been available for months”. He said: “They allow fear to control people and allow the rich to be rich and the poor to be poor.”

In the video, Dr. Stella Emmanuel, a primary care physician in Houston, Texas, is shown claiming to treat 350 coronovirus patients with hydroxychloroquine. She was speaking outside the US Supreme Court building with a group called Frontline Doctors of America.

Instagram blurted out the video and captioned it: “Wrong Information”. It linked users to a page explaining the claims and clarified that there is currently no coronavirus vaccine. It also limited the spread of video on its platform.

Pop star Annie Lennox commented on the post: “This is complete insanity !!! I cannot believe that you are supporting this dangerous tact. Hope your site is hacked and you are about to explain it. “

Madonna has deleted the post. The Guardian contacted the singer’s representatives for comment.

Donald Trump Jr. was banned from tweeting for 12 hours after posting a clip later shared by Madonna. Facebook and Twitter have previously removed it, citing incorrect information.

America’s Frontline Doctors event was organized by a group called Tea Party Patriots Action. The footage was widely disseminated by the writing of the website Breitbart. Donald Trump on Monday shared various videos of the incident with his 8.4 million Twitter followers, despite its content contradicting the advice of public health experts of his administration.

In March, Madonna described Coronavirus as a “great equalizer”. From a bath filled with petals, she said: “What’s terrible about it is that it makes all of us equal in many ways, and what is wonderful is that it is the same for all of us in many ways.”

In May, she stated that she had tested positive for coronovirus antibodies, and that she and her team were ill with the virus at the end of their winter tour. “The time we all felt we had a bad flu,” she said.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Madonna had donated € 1m to a fund organized by the European Union to find a vaccine for Kovid-19.

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