Amazon has pulled more than 1 million items from its digital shelves
due to claims that the products could either cure or help prevent the
spread of novel coronavirus.
The move comes during the same week that Facebook said it would ban
advertisements on its platform for products purporting to cure or
curtail the spread of the virus that has so far infected more than
80,000 people, and results in almost 3,000 deaths, mostly in China.
According to a report from CNBC,
Amazon has been taking the products in question down throughout the
month. The company has also suspended or banned the accounts of
thousands of merchants accused of charging exorbitant prices for face
masks, disinfectants and other products used to defend against the
spread of coronavirus.
Amazon has also ad...