Canada In the Netherlands, influencers criticized for denouncing anti-Covid measures

05:25  25 september  2020
05:25  25 september  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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As the Netherlands faces a second wave of coronavirus, influencers denounced the government's anti-Covid measures "in the name of freedom" behind the hashtag #JeNeParticipePlus. A very commented and very criticized slogan.

“I am no longer participating. Liberate the people ”: it is with these words that the singer and YouTuber Famke Louise, 21, explained Monday, September 21 to her followers on Instagram - 1 million people anyway - that she would no longer follow the restrictions put in place. place in the Netherlands to slow the progression of Covid-19. Other young singers and hip hop stars have adopted the same attitude. They are said to be influenced by a conspiracy group, Virus Truth, that the government knowingly exaggerates the risk posed by the virus to violate people's freedom.

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Critics question accuracy of tests and media promotion before full results are published. The survey results, from Germany, the Netherlands , and several locations in the United States, find that anywhere from 2% to 30% of certain populations have already been infected with the virus.

Thousands of people assembled in the German capital to rally against anti -coronavirus restrictions, describing the measures as undemocratic and a threat to freedom. Many other nations and US states have adopted similar guidelines, sparking fierce debate about the efficacy of such measures .

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Even their fans are disappointed

But this media operation, launched when the Dutch government is criticized for its management of the crisis, flopped resounding. The approach was very badly received by the medical staff. A nurse invited those who shared the #JeNeParticipePlus hashtag to "come and take a look at intensive care." Politicians saw red too, explaining that the coronavirus was not just a game to be opted out of. The Minister of Health shared his own hashtag #JeParticipe.

And even the fans of these influencers said they were very disappointed. Famke Louise eventually said she understood "the seriousness of making unfounded statements" and announced that she was removing her video. What we also do with our little comrades, but more discreetly.

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