September 22, 2021

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Joe Biden blamed the Facebook vaccine misinformation, the social network responds

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The tone between the White House and Facebook rose on Friday, July 16, over misinformation about vaccines: Joe Biden accused on stage “Kill people”, And the latter dismissed these criticisms as helpful “To save lives. That’s it. “

“They kill people. The only disease we have is those that do not get vaccinated. They kill people ” : This is the final answer given by the US President to the question of what his message is to groups like Facebook as he prepares to leave the White House on Friday weekend.

The response from Mark Zuckerberg’s team has not been long, it is bad: “Show Facts Facebook Saves Lives, Time”, Promised social networking in a press release. “We will not be distracted by fact-based allegations.”, Replied the committee. He argues “More than 2 billion people have found the official information about the vaccine on Covit-19 and Facebook nowhere else on the Internet. More than 3.3 million Americans have used our tool to find out where and how to get the vaccine.”

An epidemic “unknown”

The White House, which is concerned that the vaccine campaign will be hampered in the same way as it has caused an upsurge in cases of the spread of delta diversity, has clearly tightened its tone against large technology groups and called for a further fight against misinformation. Misinformation “Costs live on”U.S. Chief Medical Officer Vivek Murthy said Friday. “Technical groups allowed misinformation to pollute our environment”, Told them to act “Quickly and consistently against the biggest broadcasters” Misinformation.

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“Unknown people represent almost all hospitals and deaths”, Said Jeff Giants, co-ordinator of the response to the epidemic at the White House. The re-emergence of this disease is triggered by delta variability, which now represents more than 80% of new cases, according to Special Site Cove-Spectrum.

Biden executive spokeswoman Jen Saki had already specifically targeted Facebook on Thursday. “There are about 12 people who make 65% of the anti-vaccine misinformation on social media. All are active on Facebook, some are banned from other sites.”, She said. “Facebook needs to be fast to remove dangerous and offensive messages, and messages that break their rules often last for days. It’s too long “, Said Jen Saki.

World with AFP