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Social Media and Misinformation

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2021

“President Joe Biden said [last] Friday that social media companies are ‘killing people’ by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines.” (AP News)

Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated, “we are in regular touch with these social media platforms… We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.” She also noted that “there’s about 12 people who are producing 65 percent of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms. All of them remain active on Facebook, despite some even being banned on other platforms, including Facebook — ones...

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