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Russia bans online videos about 'man-made' COVID-19 origin

Russia asked the country's communications watchdog to block online videos alleging COVID-19 is a man-made bio-weapon.

Russia bans online videos about man-made COVID-19 origin

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 May 2020 11:44 AM GMT

MOSCOW: The Russian Prosecutor General's Office on Wednesday asked the country's communications watchdog to block online videos alleging that COVID-19 is a man-made bio-weapon.

The office said in a statement that it has discovered videos posted on the VK social network and YouTube alleging that the coronavirus is a genetically modified biological weapon, Xinhua news agency reported.

These materials contain "inaccurate" socially significant information that poses a threat to people's life and health, and that violates public order and safety, the statement said.

It said that the World Health Organisation, the Russian government, or other official Russian authorities have never confirmed information about the artificial origin of COVID-19. (IANS)

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