WASHINGTON – President Biden unleashed his growing frustration with social media on Friday when he said platforms like Facebook are “killing people” by allowing misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine to spread online.
Biden’s blunt statement capped weeks of complaints at the White House about the spread of misinformation about vaccines online, even as the pace of vaccines slows and health officials warn of the growing danger of the Delta variant.
Just before boarding Marine One for a weekend at Camp David, Maryland, Biden was asked what his message was for social media platforms in regards to Covid-19 disinformation.
“They are killing people,” Biden said. “Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and that, and they are killing people.”