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On Friday, at the White House, the media questioned Biden about the role of social media regarding Corona. Biden said that not getting vaccinated is the only epidemic.
US President Joe Biden has said that misinformation related to Corona being shared on social media is ‘killing people’. On Friday, at the White House, the media questioned Biden about the role of social media regarding Corona. Biden said that not getting vaccinated is the only epidemic.
On Biden’s statement, Facebook said it was taking “aggressive action” to protect public health. Facebook spokesman Kevin McAllister said the company would not be distracted by allegations that were not factual. In a separate statement, the company said, ‘We have deleted more than 18 million (1.80 crore) posts related to Corona’s misinformation and have also closed the accounts of frequent rule breakers.’
Many people in America refused to get the vaccine
Corona-related deaths and infections are increasing in America these days. Regarding this, health officials have warned that this case has been found more in those who do not get vaccinated. About 67.9% of adults in the US have received their first dose of the vaccine, while 59.2% have completed vaccination. Many people have refused to get the vaccine. He says that he does not believe in it.
Facebook accused of not stopping rumors
These days the White House is increasing pressure on social media companies to stop the rumor spreading about vaccination. Earlier on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Facebook and other platforms were not doing enough to stop the spread of misinformation about vaccines. He said that they have taken some necessary steps, but a lot more could have been done.
Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey were interrogated in the US Congress
In March, a report said that anti-vaccine activists had nearly 60 million followers on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. In this way, misinformation related to vaccination is reaching a large number of people. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were questioned in the US Parliament Congress regarding this. The three CEOs then said that they were taking steps to prevent misinformation.