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Biden Backpedals on Claim That Facebook Is ‘Killing People’ With COVID Lies

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President Joe Biden on Monday softened his attack on social-media platforms like Facebook for “killing people” by allowing disinformation about the coronavirus vaccine to spread online.

Following remarks on the economy Monday, Biden was asked to clarify his rebuke of Facebook last week and his suggestion that the platform itself was causing deaths. He told reporters that his earlier remarks were actually in response to a report he had recently seen that indicated a dozen Facebook users had peddled a majority of the false information about coronavirus vaccines that have proliferated on the platform.

“Facebook isn’t killing people,” Biden said Monday.

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