Facebook will no longer remove postings that allege COVID-19 was created or produced, perhaps feeding greater conjecture and conspiracy theories about how the deadly virus spread. In 2019, the
Due to the perplexity created by the hospitalization of three scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China with symptoms associated with COVID, U.S Government has ordered to conduct the further inquiry into the origins of COVID-19.
President Joe Biden said on Wednesday in a statement that he has requested the intelligence services to report the possible causes of the pandemic within 90 days. He added that they "will collect and analyze information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion." The action represents a significant turning away from the White House's stance that the WHO should be leading in revealing that the virus has come.
And now, with additional disclosures that Chinese lab researchers were sick prior to the global spread of COVID, there is increased discussion and uncertainty about what happened, especially because the intelligence agencies are divided and “coalesced around two likely scenarios,” as per Biden's remarks.
According to a Facebook spokesman, the firm updates a list of statements that have been taken off the site throughout the epidemic on the advice of health professionals on a daily basis. The original language has also been deleted from the list, according to the spokeswoman, due to the raging disagreement over the virus's origin.
The Facebook spokesperson states “In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove the claim that COVID-19 is man-made from our apps,” he added that “We’re continuing to work with health experts to keep pace with the evolving nature of the pandemic and regularly update our policies as new facts and trends emerge.