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  • Biden: Facebook Isn't 'Killing People', Just '12 People' on Facebook Are

    President Joe Biden attempted Monday to clarify his claim last week that "misinformation" on Facebook and other social media sites is "killing people," saying just "twelve people" were responsible for most of the deadly "misinformation."

  • Facebook VP pulls the data to dismantle Biden's claim that Facebook is 'killing people': 'A very different story'

    President Joe Biden and his administration began waging war against social media companies last week, blaming them for allowing alleged "misinformation" about COVID-19 vaccines to spread on their platforms. Such misinformation, the Biden administration claims, is why America has not reached Biden's vaccination goals. But Facebook released new data Saturday proving that Facebook is not hindering vaccination efforts — but, in fact, has helped disseminate "vaccine acceptance."What does the Biden...

  • No, Biden, Facebook Isn't Killing People

    This manic Monday The Reason Roundtable tackles President Joe Biden's wild accusations against Facebook, plus the larger debate around misinformation, social media, and government regulations. Join Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie to hear them discuss: 1:52: Facebook "killing people," and what to do about social-media misinformation 30:19: Weekly Listener Question: "In search for a single point of focus to stand in representation of the multiple reasons for my...
  • Covid misinformation on Facebook is killing people

    The US president said a spike in Covid deaths among the unvaccinated was down to social media.

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  • The Morning Briefing: It's Time to Purge the 'Pelosi Republicans'

    Top O’ the Briefing The Republican Party Needs a Good Scrubbing Happy Tuesday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Yeah, that’s probably garlic you’re smelling
  • Facebook finally blocks 'vaccines kill' hashtag

    The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted fresh scrutiny of social media's response to the anti-vaccine movement. But, even in the face of criticism from the White House, a new report claims Facebook is still failing to delete even the most incendiary misinformation. As recently as last week, posts containing the hashtag #VaccinesKill were still active on the social network, according to CNN.  It was only until the news publication warned the company of the lapse that it blocked the posts behind a...

  • Biden backtracks, says 'Facebook isn't killing people'

    The US president is still pressing the social network to do more to combat vaccine misinformation.