Biden Says Social Media Spreading Disinformation About COVID Are “Killing” People

By Nandita Bose and Lisa Lambert

WASHINGTON, Jul 16 (.) – President Joe Biden said on Friday that social media platforms like Facebook “are killing people,” in a new White House criticism of the company for allowing the publication of misinformation about vaccines against coronavirus.

“They are killing people. The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they are killing people,” Biden told reporters when asked about the misinformation and what his message was on social media platforms like Facebook. .

White House press secretary Jen Psaki earlier on Friday also criticized the company.

“Obviously, there are steps they have taken. They are a private sector company. There are more steps they can take. Clearly more can be done,” he said at a briefing at the White House.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Nandita Bose; Edited in Spanish by Javier López de Lérida)

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