Who would have thought. After the war with Donald Trump, effectively evicted from social networks after the defeat in the elections and after the siege of Capitol Hill, Joe Biden also has serious problems with the mega-platforms made in the USA. Social media companies that allow coronavirus disinformation “kill people.” The American president said this by attacking Facebook and other social platforms. “They kill people. The only pandemic we have is among unvaccinated people,” said Joe Biden when reporters asked him what his message was to social media spreading misinformation about vaccines and covid-19, according to reports. reports the site The Hill.
The White House: “Hoaxes on social media kill people”
Yesterday the ‘Surgeon General’ Vivek Murthy, spokesman for the government on public health, had called the disinformation on the pandemic “an urgent threat”. According to Murthy, many Americans do not want to be vaccinated due to the hoaxes spread on social media. The White House calls on Facebook and other social media companies to be more aggressive in removing “harmful” vaccine posts, spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, citing an internet rumor that vaccines cause infertility as an example.
Facebook tries to defend itself, but it’s open war with Biden (after the one with Trump)
Facebook rejected the criticism by reiterating the group’s efforts in the fight against disinformation: “We will not be distracted by allegations that are not supported by the facts. The fact is that more than 2 billion people have viewed authoritative information on Covid-19 and vaccines on Facebook, which is more than anywhere else on the Internet. More than 3.3 million Americans have also used our vaccine search tool to find out where and how to get a vaccine, “said Facebook spokesman Dani Lever. “The facts show that Facebook is helping to save lives. Period,” Lever added.