• Zuckerberg Responds to Biden, Says Facebook Pushes ‘Authoritative' COVID-19 Info

    4 days ago - By The Wrap

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has publicly responded to President Joe Biden's recent criticism of the company's handling of COVID-19 misinformation. In an interview with The Verge published Thursday, Zuckerberg said Facebook has been a good source of “authoritative information” about the pandemic and shouldn't be blamed for the spread of bad ideas.
    “I think it's more than 2 billion people around the world, access authoritative information about COVID over the course of the pandemic by putting it at the top of Facebook and Instagram,” Zuckerberg said. “We've helped millions of people...
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  • Selena Gomez Demands to Know Why Facebook, Instagram ‘Refuse to Act' on COVID Misinformation

    4 days ago - By The Wrap

    Pop star Selena Gomez continued her crusade against the misinformation on Facebook and Instagram Wednesday, tweeting that she wanted some answers from the company.
    “In December I asked Facebook and Instagram to take action on lies about COVID and vaccines,” she tweeted to her 65 million followers. “found that 12 people are behind 2 in 3 of all misinformation.”
    She went on to point out that President Joe Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy “have finally called for action” by Facebook, which owns Instagram, “So why do they still refuse to act?”
    Gomez's Twitter thread echoed...
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