Facebook posts: Emails show that Dr. Anthony Fauci knew “hydroxychloroquine worked [and] emailed friends about it being effective.”

PolitiFact’s ruling: False

Here’s why: The release of thousands of emails sent and received by Dr. Anthony Fauci during the onset of the pandemic has provided new fuel for online misinformation.

A Facebook post from June 2 claims Fauci knew about hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness against COVID -19. The post is an image of distorted text that is also copied word-for-word in the caption.

“So he (knew) hydroxychloroquine worked … emailed friends about it being effective,” it reads.

It then goes on to say the drug should be placed in every shop so that people can “get on with life and pretend this (pandemic) never happened.”

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