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By Elizabeth Culliford
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:) and YouTube, the video service of Alphabet (NASDAQ:) Inc’s Google, said on Thursday that they were removing a video that made medically unsubstantiated claims relating to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The 26-minute video dubbed “Plandemic” went viral this week across social media platforms. It features Judy Mikovits, an activist among people who contend that many common vaccines are dangerous.
Mikovits says in the video that wearing masks activates the coronavirus within people, without providing evidence, and criticizes orders to stay away from beaches.
“Suggesting that wearing a mask can make you sick could lead to imminent harm, so we’re removing the video,” Facebook said.
Mikovits could not be reached for comment,…