For criticizing the government’s position in favor of the use of traditional medicine and other natural remedies to deal with the coronavirus, Chinese authorities shut down a website.
This is the health platform Dingxiang Yuan, which has been blocked by regulatory authorities, so she will not be able to distribute articles through their social networks, according to sources close to the matter disclosed to the newspaper ‘Nikkei thing’.
The website has been used to expose ‘fake news’ and discredit information about possible treatments for Covid-19 and other respiratory diseases.
The suspension of the page, which has millions of followers, is due, the authorities said, to a “regulatory breach”, although he did not give more details about it. The closure is expected to last a month.
Last April, when 25 million residents of the city of Shanghai were under lockdown, the platform has distributed a series of articles warning against the use of natural treatments. “Don’t take your medication if you’re not sick,” he then said.
Beijing has defended its health policies in the face of the pandemic, but has raised controversy over its strict containment measures, particularly during this year.