The feud continues between the central government and social media platforms. The controversy gained further controversy when Facebook and Instagram removed a rebuttal posted by the government. In fact, in this post this claim was refuted, as the death due to the Corona vaccine was mentioned. However, the position was reinstated on both platforms after government protest.
A post was published on Facebook and Instagram on May 25 from the government’s PIB Fact Check division. In this, the claim was refuted, as French Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier said that those who received the Corona vaccine would die within two years. The post contains a screenshot of the alleged claim. It was also written: “ A post quoting French Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier is circulating on social media. It is claimed that two years after getting the corona vaccine, the person in question dies. The claim in the image is false. Corona vaccine is completely safe. Ignore this message.
Confrontation: ‘Death will happen two years after vaccination’, refuted by government, FB-Insta removed same postAccording to the information, the PIB validation was removed by Facebook and Instagram after a day without any explanation. Sources claim that Facebook also warned the PIB page not to spread “false news” on the matter. When PIB officials contacted the Ministry of Information Technology about the matter, an email was sent to Facebook and Instagram officials. They were told of information validation information as well as a lack of transparency. After restoring this post on both platforms. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the matter. He said the position was mistakenly withheld for some time, but was later restored to its previous status.