Vaccine ad on Shopee is doctored

by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / pic by BLOOMBERG

ONLINE shopping platform Shopee has confirmed that a tweet depicting a photograph of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine being sold on Shopee was doctored.

It is also the same photograph being circulated on Whatsapp.

Shopee said it has not found any such listings on its platform.

“The author of the tweet has since confirmed that the image was doctored and indeed fake.

“Covid-19 immunisation is a national health matter that should not be trivialised,” it said in a statement today.

Shopee added that the relevant ministries such as the Health Ministry; Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry as well as the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are aware of the fake news.

“We wish to remind everyone that spreading false information on the vaccine is being monitored by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and MCMC,” it said.