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Instagram flags as fake posts by Bolsonaro’s son about da Silva

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Instagram flags as fake posts by Bolsonaro’s son about da Silva

Brasilia, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Instagram flagged as fake two posts by councilor Carlos Bolsonaro about former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who appears as a favorite in the polls towards the 2022 elections and is considered the greatest adversary of Bolsonaro, who will seek reelection but currently faces growing unpopularity in opinion polls.
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“False information. Reviewed by independent fact-checkers,” said the Instagram message that hid the video posted by one of President Jair Bolsonaro’s sons.

The video is one from 2015 in which da Silva appears in an act of the Lula Institute talking about Bolivia’s decision to nationalize gas and oil, and commenting that, if it were not for his government (2003 -2011), Evo Morales would have had much more difficulties in Bolivia.

After the post was hidden, the video was posted by the councilor for the second time, but was hidden again with the fake news alert.

Facebook also withdrew Bolsonaro’s latest live broadcast on October 24th, in which he shared a lie about the relationship between the Covid-19 vaccine and HIV / AIDS, ensuring that “a comparison of official government reports suggests that fully vaccinated people are developing Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome much faster than anticipated.”

In March 2020, Facebook also withdrew a recording of Bolsonaro promoting the use of chloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, to preemptively treat Covid-19, despite the fact that science demonstrated its ineffectiveness.

“Our policies do not allow alleging that vaccines against the coronavirus kill or can cause serious harm to people,” said the social network to justify its decision to delete the video from Facebook and Instagram.

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