: Biden says COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on social media is 'killing people' #FinanceUSA #StockMarketNEWS President Biden has some pointed words for social-media companies like Facebook Inc. ,
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Biden says COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on social media is 'killing people' #FinanceUSA #StockMarketNEWS
President Biden has some pointed words for social-media companies like Facebook Inc. , and their role in the spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. "They're killing people," he said in response to a reporter's question Friday. "I mean they really, look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and that's -- they're killing people." Earlier Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Facebook needs to do more to fight vaccine misinformation, and that the Biden administration was flagging problematic posts on Facebook that spread misinformation. A new surgeon general report on COVID misinformation Thursday called out tech companies. "The product features built into technology platforms have contributed to the spread of
misinformation," the report said. Facebook responded strongly to Biden's criticism. "We will not be distracted by accusations which aren't supported by the facts," the company said in a statement emailed to MarketWatch. "The fact is that more than 2 billion people have viewed authoritative information about COVID-19 and vaccines on Facebook, which is more than any other place on the internet. More than 3.3 million Americans have also used our vaccine finder tool to find out where and how to get a vaccine. The facts show that Facebook is helping save lives. Period."
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