Feb 17, 2021
Pete Evans: Instagram ban for Australian chef over conspiracy theories
Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans has been banned from Instagram, weeks after his Facebook page was removed for repeatedly sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. Facebook, which owns Instagram, said: "We don't allow anyone to share misinformation about Covid-19.". Mr Evans' Facebook account was deleted in December but he had continued to post in Instagram. "In similar comments made when it banned Mr Evans from Facebook in December, the social media giant said:"We removed Pete Evans's account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines. Mr Evans, who had about 1.5 million Facebook followers and some 278,000 Instagram followers, had shared a range of debunked theories about the severity of the virus, mask-wearing and vaccines, as well as incorrect claims about 5G telecom networks.
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