NCH doctors: Misinformation fueling COVID surge

Desperate and emotional, doctors with a Southwest Florida health system are pleading for people to come together in a critical moment. “Everybody keeps asking me ‘What can I do? What can I do to help?’ I say just go get the vaccine… we are having people die… and it is getting harder to come to […]

Biden: ‘Killing people’ remark was call for big tech to act

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 […]

Twitter timeout for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene COVID tweets

Twitter is giving Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a 12-hour timeout, saying some of her tweets violated the social media site’s policy against misinformation regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Twitter suspended the Republican from Georgia late Monday after President Joe Biden urged tech companies to take stronger action against bogus claims about vaccines that are “killing people.” […]

Biden: Social media platforms ‘killing people’ with misinfo

President Joe Biden said Friday that social media companies are “killing people” by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines. Biden’s comments came a day after U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared misinformation about the vaccines a threat to public health, and as U.S. officials advised that deaths and serious illness from […]

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 a “serious public threat.” In a 22-page advisory, his first as President Joe Biden’s surgeon general, Murthy wrote that bogus claims have led people to […]