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Venezuela Calls FB Suspension of Maduro ‘Digital Totalitarianism’

Last week, Facebook froze Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Now, the Venezuelan government has hit back at the social media giant accusing it of ‘digital totalitarianism’. Facebook told Reuters that it also took down a video in which Maduro promoted a Venezuelan-made remedy that he claimed could cure COVID-19, called Carvativir. Facebook said that the 30-day suspension of president Maduro’s account was under the guidance of the Worth Health Organisation’s policies around the spread of COVID-19 misinformation.

In a statement on Sunday, the country’s information ministry said that the social media platform was going after “content geared toward combating the pandemic”. Carvativir has been described as a retroviral of “national production and engineering. We are witnessing a digital totalitarianism exercised by supranational companies who want to impose their law on the countries of the world.”, it added.

The Venezuelan president has been at odds with American tech giants and the government after being accused of being a dictator by Washington and other Western nations. In the past, both the Democrat and Republican parties have expressed support for Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition on Venezuela who has advocated for the subversion of democracy, calling for a military coup to oust Maduro.

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