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Joe Biden claims that misinformation about coronavirus on social media is killing people

WASHINGTON: (Monitoring Desk) President Joe Biden stated on Friday that misinformation about coronavirus and vaccinations on social media is “killing people,”. Facebook, according to the White House, needs to clean up its act.

They are murdering people. We only have one pandemic, and it is among the unvaccinated he left the White House for a weekend at Camp David, the presidential retreat, Biden stated, They are killing people. The White House is putting more pressure on social media firms to correct widespread misinformation about coronavirus vaccinations, according to officials.

A recent increase in coronavirus deaths and illnesses across the country. According to US health professionals, is almost fully affecting persons who have not been vaccinated. There is a clear signal coming through: this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated, said Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telling reporters on Friday.

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Vaccinations are widely available throughout the United States, yet many people refuse to obtain them because they are terrified of the shots. Anti-vaccine activists’ misleading posts on the internet, as well as Republican politicians’ claims that immunizations are part of government control efforts, are fueling skepticism.

Facebook and others, according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, are not doing enough to push back. Everyone has the responsibility to play role in ensuring that proper information is available, she said. Psaki said the White House was adopting a more proactive approach to combating misinformation, but she stressed that Facebook, in particular, should respond more promptly to problematic posts.