Biden: ‘Killing People’ Remark Was Call for Big Tech to Act

The White House says platforms such as Facebook haven't done enough to stop misinformation that has helped slow the pace of new vaccinations in the U.S. to a trickle.

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President Joe Biden speaks about the economy and his infrastructure agenda in the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington, Monday, July 19th, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tempered his assessment that social media giants are “killing people” by hosting misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines on their platforms, saying Monday that he hoped they would not take it “personally” and instead would act to save lives. While companies like Facebook defend their practices and say they’re helping people around the world access verified information about the shots, the White House says they haven’t done enough to stop…

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