Covid, Facebook no longer blocks posts on virus origin in the laboratory

“In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of Covid and after consultations with our public health experts, we will no longer remove claims that Covid was generated in the laboratory from our platforms.” So a Facebook spokesperson explained to the site ‘The Hill’ the social media’s decision to stop the measure that banned the publication of posts speculating on the origin of the pandemic, including one that was caused by an accident in the laboratory. Read also “We are continuing to work with experts to keep abreast of the evolving nature of the pandemic and regularly update our policies as new facts and trends emerge” added the Facebook spokesperson who, last December, announced that allegedly targeted posts containing misinformation about Covid. Facebook’s decision comes after President Joe Biden announced he had asked intelligence to “redouble its efforts” to reach a “definitive conclusion” about it within 90 days. at the origin of the virus. The Senate, last night, then approved a law requiring intelligence to declassify, again within 90 days, all information relating to the origin of the virus, in particular on the role of China.

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