COVID misinformation on Facebook killing people: US Prez Biden

In the past week, it was seen that there is an increase of 36% in hospitalisation due to the virus.

The United States President Joe Biden has levelled charges against social media platform Facebook and other social media networks.

 

Facebook and other social media platforms have been targeted by saying that they are “killing people”, by allowing the spread of COVID misinformation on their apps. The case has come up when the health officials and showing concerns over the rising cases of coronavirus and the somehow halted vaccination drives.

 

Cases are again shooting in America, in the past week, it was seen that there is an increase of 36% in hospitalisation and 26% hike in virus-death cases.

 

These are experienced in areas where the number of people vaccinated were less. In a White House briefing by the coronavirus response team it was said, the biggest target which they have is to get the people vaccinated as soon as possible.

 

Facebook on the other hand on hearing the allegations have said they are “helping save lives” by all that they can do to stop the spread of misinformation.

 

America is experiencing the pandemic at a very dangerous stage as in all the 50 states there is an increase in cases after the president declared relief from the virus.

India Scanner News Network

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