Instagram removes Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for posting false COVID-19 claims by Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks in court after hearing about religious vaccination exemption in Albany

(Reuters) – Instagram has removed the account of vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for repeatedly relaying debunked claims about COVID-19 in violation of its pandemic guidelines, shared photo sharing platform owner Facebook (NASDAQ 🙂 on Thursday with.

Kennedy, the nephew of former US President John F. Kennedy, and his representatives could not be reached for comment.

A lawyer and environmentalist, he is the son of former US Senator, attorney general, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

Facebook earlier this week announced a list of false health claims it bans from the platform to expand exposed claims about vaccines that are toxic or cause autism.

The Wall Street Journal reported the news earlier in the day.

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