Venezuela denounces ‘digital totalitarianism’ of Facebook for blocking Nicolás Maduro

The blocking of Maduro's Facebook account occurred after the president broadcast live, on March 21, an assessment of his government's fight against covid-19, in which he promoted the locally produced drug Carvativir.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuela denounced this Sunday Facebook's "digital totalitarianism" after the social network announced that it blocked, for a month, the ability of President Nicolás Maduro to publish new content for having "violated its policy against disinformation about covid-19".

"It is evident, and so we denounce it, that we are witnessing a digital totalitarianism, exercised by supranational companies that want to impose their law on the countries of the world," the Venezuelan government said in a statement released today.

"We deplore the unilateral actions of the Facebook company to the detriment of the freedom of . . .

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