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Jair Bolsonaro: the Supreme Court of Brazil investigates the president for his statements on vaccines against covid-19 and AIDS

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Jair Bolsonaro

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Brazil’s Supreme Court opened an investigation on Friday into President Jair Bolsonaro’s comments in which he erroneously stated that covid-19 vaccines can increase the chances of developing AIDS.

The remarks, made during a live broadcast on social media in October, resulted in Facebook and YouTube enforcing their fake news policies and temporarily banning him from the platforms.

Bolsonaro has often cast doubt on the efficacy of vaccines.

The president is already facing another investigation for his handling of the pandemic.

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