According to the heads of Facebook, the facts indicate otherwise. “Data shows that 85 percent of Facebook users in the United States have received or want to be vaccinated against COVID-19,” Facebook Vice President Jay Rosen wrote on his blog.
Rosen stressed that “President Biden’s goal was to vaccinate 70 percent of Americans by July 4th. It is not Facebook’s fault that this goal was not achieved.”
On Friday, Biden said social media like Facebook was “killing people” by allowing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. It was another critical note by the US President about this media.
“They are killing people,” Biden told reporters at the White House in response to a question about his views on social media platforms.
In the first statement that followed the allegations, Facebook defended itself by stating that it had rules in place to counter false claims about Covid-19 and vaccines, and that it had provided “credible information” on these topics.
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