Facebook censors Nicholas White video about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine

A few weeks ago, I published a video by renowned scientist Nicholas White on the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19.

Bizarrely, it was censored by Facebook.

Brazilian scientist Claudia Paiva wrote a post with a link to the video. Hours later, it was removed. Here’s Facebook’s explanation:

Your post goes against our Community Standards on misinformation that could cause physical harm

No one else can see your post.

We encourage free expression, but don’t allow false information about COVID-19 that could contribute to physical harm.

This is absurd. White says we do not know whether chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine work against COVID-19 and does not advocate their use in treatments. Why the censorship?

A ridiculous and unjustifiable decision from Facebook.

Facebook censura vídeo de Nicholas White sobre cloroquina e hidroxicloroquina

Há algumas semanas, publiquei um vídeo do renomado cientista Nicholas White sobre o uso de cloroquina e hidroxicloroquina contra a COVID-19.

Bizarramente, ele foi censurado pelo Facebook.

Claudia Paiva, professora da UFRJ, fez um post com link para o vídeo. Horas depois, ele foi removido. Eis a explicação do Facebook:

Sua publicação vai contra os nossos Padrões da Comunidade sobre desinformação que pode causar dano físico

Ninguém mais pode ver a sua publicação.

Incentivamos a liberdade de expressão, mas não permitimos informações falsas sobre a COVID-19 que possam levar à agressão física.

Isso é um absurdo. White diz que não sabemos se cloroquina e hidroxicloroquina funcionam contra a COVID-19 e não defende o seu uso em tratamentos. Por que a censura?

Decisão ridícula e injustificável do Facebook.

Nicholas White on the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for prevention of COVID-19

Nicholas White has been one of the few lucid, balanced voices on the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in treatment against COVID-19.

He is co-principal investigator of COPCOV, a randomised, placebo-controlled prophylaxis study to determine whether those drugs prevent the novel coronavirus disease in the healthcare setting.

In this video, recorded in July 2020, he says that we still don’t know if chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine work and that it’s been hard to find out because the politicisation has been interfering with the conduct of the studies.

[UPDATE – 11 August] Read the full transcript below the line.
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