Google Recommends Bleach

Google recommends bleach for COVID-19:

“Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted. Prepare a bleach solution by mixing 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water”

Screenshot of Google recommending bleach for the coronavirus disease

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The question “Is bleach an effective cleaning agent for the coronavirus disease?” can be understood in different ways. It seems that the text was originally on the CDC website in a section Cleaning and Disinfection for Households. But Google took that of of the original context. In the Google’s context, it looks like an advice to drink bleach. Of course, Trump is blamed for the consequences of such advice. DO NOT LISTEN TO GOOGLE! Do not drink bleach.

Google and Twitter frequently recommend drinking bleach or doing something equally dangerous, and falsely claim that such advice is endorsed by President Donald Trump. A screenshot from Twitter, 2020-06-30:

They do a lot of things like this. For example, Twitter promoted a hashtag #HydroxychloroquineCuresCancerPM (a false claim), and offered it as completion for people looking for the hashtag #Hydroxychloroquine.

In the same time, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft continue spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) about Hydroxychloroquine. For example, Google searches for COVID-19 return ads from WHO, which calls HCQ’s effectiveness for COVID-19 treatment and prophylaxis is a myth.

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Currently, Google and the fake news media run a campaign, falsely insinuating that Trump wants to use something called oleandrin for COVID-19. These are attempts to bury information about Hydroxychloroquine in the noise of false rumors.

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via Science Defies Politics

August 25, 2020 at 08:40AM

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