EFERio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Brazilian Supreme Court ordered Friday a probe into President Jair Bolsonaro's during a live broadcast that Covid-19 vaccines might raise the chance of contracting AIDS.

The decision by Justice Alexandre de Moraes to investigate the president came in response to a request by a Senate probe panel that accused Bolsonaro of committing "crimes against humanity" with his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The far-right president made the controversial remarks on Oct.21 when he made his weekly live broadcast on social media channels. Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram have removed the comments for spreading fake news. EFE