Facebook reacts to Biden’s statement that the platform is killing people due to vaccination misinformation
Facebook reacted to President Joe Biden’s affirmation that platforms like Facebook are killing people by allowing disinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine to spread online. Facebook’s vice president of integrity Guy Rosen posted on the corporate blog post Moving Past the Finger Pointing that ‘data shows that 85% of Facebook users in the US have or want to be vaccinated against Covid-19’. In addition, Rosen mentioned that since the beginning of the pandemic, Facebook has removed more than 18 million posts of Covid-19 misinformation and has labeled and reduced the visibility of over 167 million pieces of Covid-19 content. The post regretted that the Biden administration has chosen to blame a handful American social media companies at the time Covid-19 cases are rising in the US.