Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter as well as video streaming site, Youtube, have deleted videos by an American-based black physician, Dr Stella Immanuel, who claimed to have recorded a 100 per cent success rate in the treatment of COVID-19 using hydroxychloroquine.
According to PUNCH, the video was first published by Breitbart News, a right-wing medium co-founded by Steve Bannon, a former aide to American President, Donald Trump.
In the video, which was shot in front of the United States Supreme Court, Dr Immanuel is seen with seven others wearing white lab coats calling themselves "America's Frontline Doctors" and addressing the press.
"This virus has a cure, it's called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax," the woman claims. "You don't need masks, there is a cure."
The video quickly went viral on Facebook, becoming one of the top-performing posts on the platform with more than 14 million views before it was taken down Monday night for promoting misinformation.
It was shared nearly 600,000 times, according to Crowdtangle, a data-analytics firm owned by Facebook.