Shomporko Online News Desk: Facebook defended itself on Saturday against US President Joe Biden’s claim that the social media network is “killing people” by allowing disinformation about coronavirus vaccines to spread, claiming that the facts contradict Biden’s claim.
In a corporate blog post by Guy Rosen, a business vice president, Facebook stated, “The data suggests that 85 percent of Facebook users in the US have been or want to be vaccinated against COVID-19.” “President Biden set a goal of vaccinating 70% of Americans by July 4th. This goal was not missed because of Facebook.”
COVID-19 misinformation has spread during the pandemic on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet Inc-owned YouTube. Researchers and lawmakers have long accused Facebook of failing to police harmful content on its platforms.
“They’re killing people. … Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people,” Biden told reporters at the White House on Friday when asked about misinformation and what his message was to social media platforms such as Facebook.
The corporation has implemented policies prohibiting particular incorrect statements about COVID-19 and its vaccinations and promises to offer individuals accurate information on these matters.
According to US officials, the Delta version of the coronavirus has become the prevalent strain worldwide, accompanied by an increase in deaths in the United States, almost completely among uninfected people.
COVID-19 infections and deaths in the United States have increased by 26% in the last week, with outbreaks happening in areas with low vaccination rates.