Published On: Sun, Jul 18th, 2021

Surgeon General: Facebook’s Efforts to Combat Alleged COVID-19 Misinformation ‘Not Enough’

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Continuing a public feud with Facebook over whether the company is addressing alleged “misinformation” about COVID-19, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said on July 18 that Facebook hasn’t done enough to remove such misinformation from its platform. “It’s not enough,” Murthy told Fox News about Facebook, stating that “misinformation is still spreading” and social media companies have to move to stop it. “We are still, despite some of the actions that they have taken, seeing significant spread of misinformation. “This health misinformation is hurting people’s health, it’s costing them their lives. [I’m] asking these companies to step up and take responsibility for what’s happening on their sides.” A day earlier, Facebook released a statement that pushed back against allegations that the company isn’t doing enough to combat alleged misinformation relating to COVID-19. The data, according to Facebook, showed that 85 percent of its users have been or want to be vaccinated …

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