Facebook should take stronger action against incorrect Corona information

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According to the US government, social networks like Facebook must do more to counteract false information related to Corona and the vaccination against the virus.

Facebook must remove faster posts that violate the guidelines and are false, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday. Some posts would stay online for days. “It’s too long, information is spreading too quickly,” said Psaki. In the USA, too, the corona numbers have recently risen again. At the same time, vaccination progress is stalling in the country.

“Millions of Americans are still not protected against Covid-19, and we are seeing more infections among the unvaccinated,” warned US government chief health officer Vivek Murthy. “Today we live in a world in which misinformation is an immediate and insidious threat to the health of our nation.” During the pandemic, for example, misinformation meant that people would not have worn masks. Now people would choose not to get vaccinated because of this. Modern technology companies would have made it possible for “misinformation to poison our information environment”.

Text: dpa / Editor: JN

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