A controversial video containing misleading information on the coronavirus was allowed to clock up millions of views before it was pulled from various social media platforms.
In the video, a group of people are seen dressed in white lab coats – who call themselves “America’s Frontline Doctors” – staging press conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. The people in the video claim that the anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine is “a cure for Covid” and “You don’t need a mask” to slow the spread of the virus.
“This virus has a cure, it’s called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax,” one of the women in the video claims. “You don’t need masks, there is a cure,” said one of the doctors.
Masks have been used worldwide as a way to curb the spread of the virus.
By late Monday night, the video had received up to 20 million views on Facebook.
A Facebook spokesperson said: “We’ve removed this video for sharing false information about cures and treatments for Covid-19”.