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Social media users from both sides of the political spectrum have joined calls to #DeleteFacebook this summer, albeit for different reasons.
This week, the trend resurfaced as the top hashtag on Twitter after President Biden said that Facebook is “killing people” by spreading vaccine misinformation, a statement he later walked back.
Facebook helped #Russia throw the 2016 election to Trump, and now, keeps enabling the rampant spread of dangerous, anti-#vaccine disinformation.
Yet more reasons to #DeleteFacebook.👎🏼 https://t.co/YLhJG1dTC7
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) July 15, 2021
On a New York Times podcast earlier this month, White House Chief of Staff Klain said, “I’ve told Mark Zuckerberg directly that when we gather groups of people who are not vaccinated, and we ask them, ‘Why aren’t you vaccinated?’ and they tell us things that are wrong, tell us things that are untrue, and we ask them where they’ve heard that. The most common answer is Facebook,” Insider’s Allana Akhtar reported.
Previously, the trend was used to protest the suspension of Trump’s Facebook accounts following the US Capitol insurrection. In May, the Oversight Board defended the move, ruling that …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology
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