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Facebook-owned Instagram flagged and subsequently removed a video that Madonna and others posted to their profiles for "false information."
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The controversial video featuring Houston Dr. Stella Immanuel discussing her personal experience using malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine — a drug President Trump has touted as an effective coronavirus treatment — on COVID-19 patients has been flagged or removed across several social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
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"They would rather let fear control the people and let the rich get richer and the poor get poorer," Madonna's caption read below the since-deleted video.
Facebook spokesperson Raki Wane told FOX Business that the post violated Facebook's rules against COVID-19 misinformation.
"We’ve removed this video for making false claims about cures and prevention methods for COVID-19," Wane said. "People who reacted to, commented on, or shared this video, will see messages directing them to authoritative information about the virus."
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The removal came after Instagram flagged the post with a warning label reading, "False Information," which users could click through to see the post and more information from third-party fact-checkers stating COVID-19 has no cure, screenshots from pop-culture news website Pop Crave show.
Twitter removed the post from its platform after President Trump posted it to his 84.3 million followers. The social media site also limited some of Donald Trump Jr.'s account capabilities on Tuesday after he shared the video.