Covid-19 misinformation has unfold through the pandemic on social media websites together with Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc-owned YouTube.

Reuters |

UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2021 06:45 AM IST

Facebook on Saturday defended itself towards U.S. President Joe Biden’s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by permitting misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the info inform a special story.

“The data shows that 85% of Facebook users in the US have been or want to be vaccinated against Covid-19,” Facebook stated in a company weblog publish by Guy Rosen, an organization vp. “President Biden’s goal was for 70% of Americans to be vaccinated by July 4. Facebook is not the reason this goal was missed.”

Covid-19 misinformation has unfold through the pandemic on social media websites together with Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc-owned YouTube. Researchers and lawmakers have lengthy accused Facebook of failing to police dangerous content material on its platforms.

The firm has launched guidelines towards making particular false claims about Covid-19 and vaccines for it, and says it supplies individuals with dependable info on these matters.

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