Biden: Social Media Platforms Are 'Killing People' With Misinformation About Vaccines

Biden’s comments came a day after U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared misinformation about the vaccines a threat to public health.

7/16/2021 11:59:00 PM

Biden’s comments came a day after U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared misinformation about the vaccines a threat to public health.

Biden’s comments came a day after U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared misinformation about the vaccines a threat to public health.

Joe Bidensaid Friday that social media companies are “killing people” by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines.Biden’s comments came a day after U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared misinformation about the vaccines a threat to public health, and as U.S. officials advised that deaths and serious illness from the virus are almost entirely preventable because of the vaccines.

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Biden, asked if he had a message for platforms likewhere false or misleading information about the coronavirus vaccines has spread, told reporters, “They’re killing people.”“The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated,” he said.Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

President Joe Biden speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on July 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Speaking Thursday, Murthy said misinformation about COVID-19, deemed an “infodemic” by the World Health Organization, was deadly. headtopics.com

“Misinformation poses an imminent and insidious threat to our nation’s health,” Murthy said during remarks Thursday at the White House. “We must confront misinformation as a nation. Lives are depending on it.”Given the role the internet plays in spreading health misinformation, Murthy said technology companies and social media platforms must make meaningful changes to their products and software to reduce the spread of false information while increasing access to authoritative, fact-based sources.

Too often, he said, the platforms are built in ways that encourage, not counter, the spread of misinformation.“We are asking them to step up,” Murthy said. “We can’t wait longer for them to take aggressive action.” Read more: HuffPostWomen »

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'They're killing people': Biden blames social media for COVID vaccine misinformationThe Delta variant and widespread vaccine hesitancy in red states has stalled progress on President Biden's battle against COVID-19 and threatens the economy's revival. I never read anything about vaccine information/misinformation.. I just don't need it or want it. NONSENSE! 'They're killing people': Biden blames Facebook for COVID vaccine misinformation There. Fixed it for you.

President Biden says Facebook, other social media 'killing people' when it comes to COVID-19 misinformationPresident Joe Biden, when asked about platforms like Facebook when it comes to COVID-19 misinformation, offered a blunt answer on Friday: 'They're killing people.' He’s not wrong though. People get their “news” from Facebook and will argue with you to the death! 회개와 거룩함 사역회 BUSAN GrandCelebrationVigil 왜 사탄을 숭배합니까 결말은 지옥행입니다 돌이키십시오 Distracted … wth does this mean?

'They're killing people': Biden blames Facebook, other social media for allowing Covid misinformationThe White House has warned in recent days that false claims shared on those platforms are contributing to a decline in U.S. vaccination rates. no the mad people that made it and currently experimenting with the population are killing the ppl you need to remind billgates he need his SHOT form what i know he still ain't ready LOL nonsense,,,,,the ignorant belong to both parties....more than half of blacks and latinos refuse to be vaccinated......but I don't hear that reported at all

Biden says social media carrying COVID misinformation is 'killing people'President Joe Biden on Friday said social media platforms such as Facebook (FB.O) 'are killing people' after the White House continued criticizing the company for allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to be posted on its platform. If anyone is dumb enough to read news off FB………. Biden Trump kinda hyperbolic imo

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