US media is reporting that Chinese exiled businessman Guo Wengui, linked to Steve Bannon and other US far-right figures, is using his media network to spread misinformation about unproven drugs to treat Covid-19. According to a CNBC report:
September 7, 2021 Guo Wengui, a wealthy businessman who fled China in 2014 and is linked to several high-profile far-right personalities in America, has been using his online network to promote unproven drugs to treat Covid-19 while spreading misinformation about the vaccines used to combat the disease. As recently as Sunday on a livestream, Guo used his show on the online platform GTV to push ivermectin, which is used to treat parasitic infections, and malaria drug artemisinin as ways to battle the coronavirus. Neither the Food and Drug Administration nor the World Health Organization have approved either drug for treating Covid. The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned against using ivermectin to treat and prevent Covid infections.
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CNBC goes on to report:
Guo has been close to former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon for years. A foundation linked to Guo recently hosted an event that featured remarks by Bannon and others tied to former President Donald Trump, including lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former national security advisor Michael Flynn and MyPillow CEO and conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell.
In May, we reported on Guo Wengui’s disinformation network that includes companies and organizations such as the Rule of Law Society and GTV Media Group, which Wengui founded together with former Trump advisor Steve Bannon.