Instagram blurred out a video, shared by Madonna, and labeled it 'false information.' The video was about a coronavirus conspiracy theory.
Popstar Madonna shared a coronavirus related conspiracy theory video on her Instagram. In her post, the singer claimed a vaccine for Covid-19 had already been found but had been hidden to let the rich get richer. Instagram blurred out the video and redirected users to a page which has debunked this video and stated that a Covid-19 vaccine had not been developed yet.
In a now-deleted video from her page, it showed a group called America's Frontline Doctors speaking outside the US Supreme Court building at an event organized by Tea Party Patriots Action. In the clip, Dr. Stella Immanuel, a doctor from Houston, said she had successfully treated 350 coronavirus patients 'and counting' with hydroxychloroquine.
This is not the first time Madonna has made controversial claims about the coronavirus. In March, she posted a video from her bath, describing the virus as 'the great equalizer.' Further, she posted a picture two months later saying that she was tested positive for antibodies, supposedly granting her immunity from the disease.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.