The latest misinformation about COVID making its way around major social media platforms is about a drug called ivermectin.
Ivermectin is a drug for animals prescribed by veterinarians to treat infections caused by roundworms, threadworms, and other parasites… in animals.
Sales of the drug have increased along with calls to poison control centers.
Due to the large increase in both things, the FDA has officially issued a consumer update on why humans should not be ingesting a drug meant for animals.
You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it. https://t.co/TWb75xYEY4
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) August 21, 2021
TikTok has videos with millions of views promoting the drug as an option for treating COVID-19. Reddit is experiencing the same issues, with doctors and professionals trying to debunk the information.
Facebook now has similar issues with people creating sponsored posts that promote the use of the drug for treating and preventing COVID-19.
Facebook has been deleting any posts that promote the drug. Anti-vaxxers are getting around it by calling it “ivm” and “moo juice.”
Social media platforms have struggled to stop the spread of misinformation surrounding COVID-19, and this is the newest thing similar to when people ingested hydroxychloroquine.
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