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May 29, 21 - 1:29 pm - Reuters

Facebook is no longer removing posts that claim that the coronavirus was developed by man

Facebook is no longer banning posts that claim that the coronavirus was developed by man, amid renewed debate over the pathogen’s origins.

“In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove the claim that COVID-19 was created by man,” said a Facebook spokeswoman in a statement.

“We continue to work with health experts to monitor the evolution of the nature of the pandemic and to regularly update our policies as new facts and trends emerge,” she added.

The rule change comes after the president of the United States, Joe Biden, ordered advisers to find answers to the origin of the virus. He said on Wednesday that US intelligence agencies are pursuing rival theories, including the possibility of a laboratory accident in China.

Translated by LABS