White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, during a regular briefing, accused the Facebook social network of spreading fakes about coronavirus vaccines that prevail over truthful data about drugs.
Commenting on media reports that Facebook continues to lead among other social networks in the dissemination of misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, Psaki said that these data do not surprise the White House. “Unfortunately, it’s not surprising for us to hear that Facebook knew about these problems, knew about them, perhaps even at the beginning of this pandemic,” she said.
Psaki recalled that representatives of the U.S. administration reported back in July that “social networks are the main channel for spreading incorrect information” about the coronavirus. “We continue to observe how platforms are spreading anti-vaccine content more widely, rather than reliable information,” the White House spokeswoman added.