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White House Pushes Social Media to End COVID-19 Misinformation

The White House is waging an offensive to halt the spread of misinformation via social media. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy put out a call for all Americans to do more to address what he calls a threat to public health. President Biden was more full-throated, calling out Facebook and its peers, accusing them of "killing people" by allowing misinformation to spread on their platforms. Facebook quickly fired back, claiming facts showed it was "helping save lives. Period."

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    Surgeon general urges US fight against COVID misinformation

    Surgeon general urges US fight against COVID misinformation

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Thursday called for a national effort to fight misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, urging tech companies, health care workers, journalists and everyday Americans to do more to address an “urgent threat” to public health. In a 22-page advisory, his first …

    Shutting Down COVID-19 Misinformation

    Shutting Down COVID-19 Misinformation

    By The Tech Desk

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