Facebook DELETES Pete Evan's page for spreading Covid myths

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·1-min read

Former celebrity chef and conspiracy theorist Pete Evans has had his Facebook page shut down.

Facebook made the decision to remove Evans’ page on Wednesday for repeatedly spreading misinformation about Covid-19.

“We don’t allow anyone to share misinformation about Covid-19 that could lead to imminent physical harm or Covid-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

“We have clear policies against this type of content and we’ve removed Chef Pete Evans’ Facebook Page for repeated violations of these policies.”

Chef Pete Evans at the CEO Cook Off in Sydney cathedral square.
Pete Evans has had his Facebook page removed for posting misinformation about coronavirus. Source: AAP (file pic)

Evans has previously had several posts removed by Facebook for violating its misinformation and harm policy.

Between March and October, Facebook has removed 12 million posts for violating the same policy.

It’s the latest blow to Evans after publisher Pan MacMillan and a number of other companies cut ties with him.

Evans at the time had shared a photo of a butterfly appearing to brandish a neo-Nazi symbol.

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