By its own admission, Facebook has nearly 2.5 billion active users, so it’s clear that it serves the entire world, rather than just the US market.
Yet during a global crisis and turmoil such as the multi-month coronavirus pandemic – the way it dishes out “coronavirus disinformation” censorship, Facebook went with imposing the rules of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its users.
The CDC’s position, for example, is that hydroxychloroquine is not effective in treatment of Covid-19 patients. Facebook and other social media giants dutifully follow this line, regardless of the fact that many countries are already officially using and recommending hydroxychloroquine as efficient medicine.
This could easily be seen as a case of digital imperialism, where these corporations give themselves the right to impose one country’s agency’s rules onto the rest of the world. All the more so, since a recent study by Sermo – a global social network for physicians – shows what the rest of the world is up to, in a bid to cure Covid patients.
This company, that says it is the largest healthcare data collection, carried out a 3-day poll with participation of 6,200 physicians from 30 countries, to, among other things, find out that hydroxychloroquine is one of the three most commonly prescribed treatments for the disease (33%). Only analgesics (56%) and the drug Azithromycin (41%) are used more frequently overall, the study has shown.
It might seem strange to Americans, where the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine has been relegated to a hoax and even a conspiracy theory by mainstream media and Big Tech, that there are countries in the world like Spain and Italy – among the hardest hit initially, but that, according to the study, seem to be doing well in this second coronavirus wave – where hydroxychloroquine is by far the most used anti-Covid drug (72% and 49% respectively).
And while in the US giant social media are taking down content promoting this medication as dangerous disinformation – the drug is among the most commonly prescribed (in double digits percentage-wise) in Mexico, Canada, Germany, France, and Brazil.
Not only that, but hydroxychloroquine has been “overall chosen as the most effective therapy amongst COVID-19 treaters from a list of 15 options (37% of COVID-19 treaters)”: 75% in Spain, 53% Italy, 44% in China, 43% in Brazil, 29% in France, 23% in the US, and 13% in the UK.