Joe Biden criticizes some platforms: Facebook “kills people”


President of the United States Joe Biden according to social media platform companies such as Facebook “Kill people”. This is because they are not doing enough to control and prevent the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus on their platforms.

According to The Guardian also the press secretary of the White House Jen Psaki has criticized Facebook earlier this week. The attitude of the Biden administration to the social waste of social media has so far been interpreted as highly critical.

“They’re killing people,” Biden outlined at Friday’s news conference when asked about his opinion on some waste and misinformation.

“The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And these companies are killing people. ”

During the Corona Pandemic, several social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google attribute Youtube, have received a lot of criticism for not doing enough to screen their content.

Among other things, many coronary virus-related conspiracy theories have spread through social media. Biden also specifically refers to the spread of anti-vaccine resistance, which is considered one of the reasons For the slowed rate of vaccination in the United States.

Facebook named by Biden has knocked out the president’s claim. The company emphasizes that it has rules for publishing claims related to the coronavirus pandemic and that it also provides its users with reliable sources of information.

“We’re not going to be disturbed by accusations that aren’t based on facts,” a Facebook spokesman said Kevin McAlister said Friday.

“The fact is, more than 2 billion people have viewed authoritative information about the covid-19 virus and vaccines on Facebook, which is more than anywhere else on the Internet.”

According to McAlister, more than 3.3 million Americans have also used a tool on Facebook that allows a person to find out where coronary vaccines are available near him and how to get vaccinated.

“The facts show that Facebook is helping to save lives. The point, ”McAlister acknowledged.

In the United States, the number of coronary infections is 70 percent higher this week than last week, and there have been 26 percent more deaths from the coronavirus.

Infection clusters have been observed especially where the vaccination rate of the population is low.


Source: Tivi by www.tivi.fi.

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