A video shared on Instagram claims that an image titled “Mexico Did It” is circulating and causing a computer virus, according to alleged reports from CNN and BBC.
This claim is unfounded. No media reported this. CNN confirmed that they did not cover this story in an email to Check Your Fact.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone get a new COVID-19 booster dose, but 75 percent of people skipped last year’s booster dose, according to PBS. The Food and Drug Administration authorized updated versions of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines for emergency use. The Guardian reported.
Now, an Instagram post shows an image claiming that Mexico cured of COVID-19 is spreading a computer virus. The post features a screenshot of a text conversation with the claim.
“They are going to publish an image that shows how Covid 19 is cured in Mexico and it is called ‘Mexico did it’, do not open it because it enters the phone in 5 seconds and cannot be stopped in any way. IT’S A VIRUS”, reads part of the text of the video. He also claims that this information was broadcast by CNN and BBC.
However, the statement is inaccurate. Cannot find articles on the topic in cnn or the BBC websites. In addition, they do not exist credible news reports at all about the alleged computer virus or any about Mexico curing COVID-19.
“No, CNN did not report this,” a CNN spokesperson told Check Your Fact in an email.
Check Your Fact has contacted the BBC for comment and will update this article accordingly if one is received.