Pop icon Madonna's Instagram account was flagged earlier this week for "spreading false information" after the singer shared a controversial video with her 15.4 million followers touting a COVID-19 "cure" that leading medical authorities have routinely said is not one.
The "Express Yourself" singer posted a viral video on Tuesday (July 28) showing a group making unsubstantiated claims about coronavirus, including Stella Immanuel, who has a history of making outlandish claims, including that endometriosis is caused by sex with demons.
"The truth will set us all free!" the popstar wrote. "But some people don't want to hear the truth". Especially the people in power who stand to make money from this long drawn-out search for a vaccine. "This woman is my hero Thank you, Stella Immanuel".
The fake cure - which has also been shared by Donald Trump - has been blocked on Instagram, and Madonna's post now reads "false information". She was talking with a team called America's Frontline Doctors outside the house the US Supreme Courtroom creating. When users click the button "See Why", they are shown a list of falsehoods in Madonna's post.
For Madonna's post, Instagram warns "primary claims in this information are factually inaccurate".
Pop star Annie Lennox commented on the write-up: "This is utter insanity!" "I don't know why, I think they are very respected doctors", the president said when asked about the social media companies removing the videos. "Ideally your web page has been hacked and you are just about to reveal it".
Facebook and Twitter had actually formerly gotten rid of the video, flagging it as misinformation; while Donald TrumpJr was prohibited from tweeting for 12 hours as a charge for sharing the clip. In a video shared on Instagram, she had called the pandemic a great equalizer.
In Might, she mentioned she experienced tested optimistic for coronavirus antibodies, and assumed that she and her workforce had been unwell with the virus at the end of her winter tour.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen stated that Madonna experienced built a €1m donation to a fund organised by the EU to discover a vaccine for Covid-19.