A Billionaire Politician — Not Trump, Another One — Is Running Facebook Ads For Chloroquine

Australia’s health minister Greg Hunt has requested a briefing about the Australian trials of the antimalarial drug, the Guardian reports, and doctors have been warned against prescribing it for themselves or family members.

Like Trump, Palmer is a billionaire businessman who was elected on a suite of populist policies in 2016.

He was unsuccessful in his attempts to be re-elected at the 2019 Australian federal election, despite a $90 million advertising spend (much of it on digital advertising). Palmer’s personal assets were frozen in 2018 as liquidators for one of his companies attempted to claw back money following its collapse.

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