The White House has accused Facebook of spreading false information about COVID-19 vaccinations. About it informs Fox News TV channel. A similar charge was brought against the company following a statement from Joe Biden, who explained that the social network “kills people.”
“They were hiding information about what the rules were that they put in place to prevent the spread of dangerous disinformation,” a Biden administration spokesman told Fox News.
A source close to Biden also emphasized that such an accusation followed Facebook’s disappointment with the platform for its inability to hide “dangerous” information about vaccines.
The White House is asking Facebook and other social media platforms to prevent the spread of inaccurate content related to the coronavirus pandemic starting in February 2020.
In October, the social network announced that it would ban advertisements to dissuade people from getting vaccinated. The company said in a statement that the measures are aimed at tackling misinformation about vaccines during the coronavirus pandemic. The company previously said it would tweak its algorithms so that pages hosting such content no longer appear in Recommended.
“The company’s new measures include combating advertisements that contain negative reviews of participation in vaccinations,” said company representatives.
In addition, representatives of the company said that in a few days they will begin to eliminate the appearance of such ads on their main platform and on Instagram.
“We are constantly improving our approach to advertising that addresses social issues that provoke discussions on sensitive topics on Facebook,” the post said.
Previously also reportedthat Facebook will ban any content that denies the Holocaust.
“We have long removed posts praising hate crimes or mass murder, including the Holocaust. But with the rise of anti-Semitism, we are expanding our policies and also prohibiting content that denies or misrepresents the Holocaust – wrote Zuckerberg: I was tormented by the tension between the need to maintain free speech and the harm caused by minimizing or denying the horrors of the Holocaust. My opinion changed when I saw the data on the increase in anti-Semitic violence. “