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Facebook is changing its policy on banning posts related to COVID-19 being made by humans. This is a u-turn on their strict policies that didn't allow any posts relating to misinformation about the virus published in February.

The social media company said that it decided to change its policy since international investigations into the theory that the virus was made in a laboratory in China, are increasing legitimate.

"In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19, and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove the claim that COVID-19 is man-made from our apps," a Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch.

"We're continuing to work with health experts to keep pace with the evolving nature of the pandemic, and regularly update our policies as new facts and trends emerge."

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that three scientists who worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were hospitalised at the end of 2019. Their symptoms were consistent with that of COVID-19.

Only recently did US President Joe Biden announce that he ordered his country's intelligence community to "redouble" its efforts to find out where the virus originated from and report back to him within 90 days.

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