Update: Madonna just deleted her post.
On Tuesday night, Instagram flagged Madonna’s Instagram post after the “Miles Away” singer helped spread misinformation. The post appears blurred with a warning over the video that says “False Information.”
The text continues, “Reviewed by independent fact-checkers.” When users click on the button that reads “See Why,” they are shown a list of false information in the post.
Madge shared the video about unproven coronavirus conspiracy theories. The video, about a fake cure, echoed the same misinformation as a clip that was taken down from Twitter after 45 shared it. On Madonna’s post, fact-checkers note that there is not yet a cure for COVID-19 and that hydroxychloroquine is not a cure.
Madonna previously made controversial claims about COVID-19 being “the great equalizer” and how she tested positive for antibodies and was going to go for a long drive to “breathe in the COVID-19 air.”
Actors KJ Apa and Kirstie Alley have both recently shared this video on social media as well. Apa has since taken it down.
.@Madonna posted wild conspiracy theory about COVID-19 to social media.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 29, 2020
Instagram displayed a "False Information" warning and cited facts to correct the post, including that there is no cure yet for the virus. pic.twitter.com/nXT2TYVRZt
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