Washington dc / 07.17.2021 20:35:22
Facebook defended itself against the assertions of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, who said that the social media platform was “killing people” by allowing misinformation about covid-19 vaccines to proliferate.
“The data shows that 85 percent of Facebook users in the United States have been vaccinated or want to be vaccinated against covid-19, “said Facebook in the publication of a corporate blog of Guy rosen, a vice president of the company.
“President Biden’s goal was for 70 percent of Americans to be vaccinated by July 4. Facebook is not the reason that goal was not met.”
Disinformation about Covid-19 has spread during the pandemic on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc, which Google controls. For a long time there are lawmakers and researchers who accuse Facebook not to watch harmful content on their platforms well.
“They are killing people. The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they are killing people, “Biden told reporters at the White House on Friday when asked about the disinformation, and what his message was towards social media platforms like Facebook.
The company has introduced rules to prevent false claims about COVID-19 and vaccines, and says it offers reliable information on those topics.