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YouTube, Facebook “Judge, Jury & Executioner” On Vaccine Misinformation: White House

White House has criticised YouTube and Facebook for failing to curb misinformation. The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines and are not doing enough to stop it, sources familiar with the administration’s thinking said. […]

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US President Joe Biden Backtracks On Covid Remark, Says Not In Battle With Facebook

US President Joe Biden urged Facebook to do more to stop misinformation on Covid and vaccines. (File) Washington: US President Joe Biden on Monday toned down his comments about Facebook after accusing it of “killing people” by not stopping Covid vaccine misinformation, but he still urged the world’s largest social network to do more. “We […]

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White House Dispute Exposes Facebook Blind Spot on Misinformation

“The suggestion we haven’t put resources toward combating Covid misinformation and supporting the vaccine rollout is just not supported by the facts,” said Dani Lever, a Facebook spokeswoman. “With no standard definition for vaccine misinformation, and with both false and even true content (often shared by mainstream media outlets) potentially discouraging vaccine acceptance, we focus […]

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Facebook To Biden: ‘We Aren’t The Reason Vaccination Goal Was Missed’

WASHINGTON — Facebook and the Biden administration engaged in an increasingly rancorous back and forth over the weekend after the administration denounced the social media giant for spreading misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines. On Sunday, the surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, reiterated warnings that false stories about the vaccines had become a dangerous health hazard. “These […]

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Facebook Tells Biden: ‘Facebook Is Not the Reason’ Vaccination Goal Was Missed

WASHINGTON — Facebook pushed back on Saturday against the Biden administration’s denouncing of the social media giant for spreading misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines, escalating tensions between the Silicon Valley company and the White House. In a blog post, Facebook called for the administration to stop “finger-pointing” and laid out what it had done to […]

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Facebook Says It Should Not Be Blamed For US Failing To Meet Vaccine Goals

COVID-19 misinformation has spread during the pandemic on social media sites, including Facebook. Washington: Facebook on Saturday defended itself against US President Joe Biden’s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts tell a different story. “The data shows that 85% of Facebook […]