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Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:42 PM

Facebook To Biden: 'We Aren't The Reason Vaccination Goal Was Missed'

Source: MSN/NYT

WASHINGTON — Facebook and the Biden administration engaged in an increasingly rancorous back and forth over the weekend after the administration denounced the social media giant for spreading misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines.

On Sunday, the surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, reiterated warnings that false stories about the vaccines had become a dangerous health hazard. “These platforms have to recognize they’ve played a major role in the increase in speed and scale with which misinformation is spreading,” Mr. Murthy said Sunday on CNN.

In a blog post on Saturday, Facebook called on the administration to stop “finger-pointing” and laid out what it had done to encourage users to get vaccinated. The social network also detailed how it had clamped down on lies about the vaccines, which officials have said led people to refuse to be vaccinated.

“The Biden administration has chosen to blame a handful of American social media companies,” Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of integrity, said in the post. “The fact is that vaccine acceptance among Facebook users in the U.S. has increased.”...

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/facebook-to-biden-we-arent-the-reason-vaccination-goal-was-missed/ar-AAMhaul



- 'Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds.' CCDH finds ‘disinformation dozen’ have combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms, The Guardian, July 17, 2021.

.. CCDH, a UK/US non-profit and non-governmental organization, found in March that these 12 online personalities they dubbed the “disinformation dozen” have a combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms, with Facebook having the largest impact.

CCDH analyzed 812,000 Facebook posts and tweets and found 65% came from the disinformation dozen. Vivek Murthy, US surgeon general, and Joe Biden focused on misinformation around vaccines this week as a driving force of the virus spreading.

On Facebook alone, the dozen are responsible for 73% of all anti-vaccine content, though the vaccines have been deemed safe and effective by the US government and its regulatory agencies. And 95% of the Covid misinformation reported on these platforms were not removed...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/17/covid-misinformation-conspiracy-theories-ccdh-report

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Reply Facebook To Biden: 'We Aren't The Reason Vaccination Goal Was Missed' (Original post)
appalachiablue Jul 18 OP
montanacowboy Jul 18 #1
appalachiablue Jul 18 #4
SouthBayDem Jul 18 #31
winstars Jul 18 #2
SergeStorms Jul 18 #5
appalachiablue Jul 18 #6
SergeStorms Jul 18 #3
Sherman A1 Jul 18 #7
RAB910 Jul 18 #8
Budi Jul 18 #9
Scrivener7 Jul 18 #10
Budi Jul 18 #11
KS Toronado Jul 18 #12
Larissa Jul 18 #13
Gary 50 Jul 18 #21
DallasNE Jul 18 #14
certainot Jul 18 #15
DemocraticPatriot Jul 18 #24
bucolic_frolic Jul 18 #16
paleotn Jul 18 #17
BigmanPigman Jul 18 #18
Pepsidog Jul 18 #19
ArizonaLib Jul 18 #20
ZonkerHarris Jul 18 #22
yaesu Jul 18 #23
elias7 Jul 18 #25
bhikkhu Jul 18 #26
Roy Rolling Jul 18 #27
Hulk Jul 18 #28
appalachiablue Jul 18 #29
Chin music Jul 18 #30
GB_RN Jul 19 #32
rockfordfile Jul 19 #33

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:45 PM

1. The only reason Facebook exists

is because Zuckerberg couldn't get laid in college (and probably still isn't)

I am sick and tired of this POS and his virus spreading organism - take him to the woodshed Joe it's time to break these mothers up

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:51 PM

4. They need to fess up and be split up but

it's a huge challenge given their power, at least now. Monopolies are killing society's health and stability.

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 10:36 PM

31. In fairness, Zuck is married and has kids now nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:49 PM

2. "Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice president of integrity," This guy sucks at his job apparently!!!

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Response to winstars (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:52 PM

5. Oxymoronic

Facebook - integrity

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Response to winstars (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:57 PM

6. 'VP of Integrity' says it all!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:51 PM

3. Up yours, Facebook.

That is all. It's no secret how much I loathe Zuckerberg and his monstrous platform.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:12 PM

7. Perhaps not the only reason

But certainly one of them.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:28 PM

8. I posted and promoted a Pro vax message on FB

I had to go on every hour to delete the anti-vax lies that were posted on it

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:32 PM

9. It's not "Just a Dozen" ffs. FB could have stopped the HOAX Whisperer a long damned time ago

FB DID NOTHING.
But out 12 ppl to lay the blame on.

FB is as complicit as those 12.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:39 PM

10. Uhhh... Yes you are, assholes.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:39 PM

11. Add every complicit NEWS MEDIA STATION to those "12"

Media couldn't run the Hoax bullshit fast enough. Think tanks & media personalities that made bank for shoving the drama into every home viewer in the World.

MONEY & MEDIA$$$...They couldn't get enough of it!
24/7 bullshit.

Don't even lay the fault on 12 kooky ppl who were allowed to run their kooky bs on Social Media & MSM all day, every day.

Fking cop out.

Own this mess MEDIA!

"95% of the Covid misinformation reported on these platforms were not removed"

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:53 PM

12. Yea FB go ahead and attack The Biden Administration

Don't be surprised to see new laws coming your way.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:02 PM

13. Facebook was instrumental

. . . in getting Trump elected. The Russians were all over Facebook promoting false info on behalf of Trump. Facebook was paid handsomely for the favor, while Americans ultimately suffered and died during Trump's tenure.

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Response to Larissa (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 04:09 PM

21. Yes, but in their defense,

how could Facebook know the Rubles were coming from Russia?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:12 PM

14. Facebook: If You Can't Stand The Heat Got Out Of The Kitcher

The fingers are being pointed at Facebook by Facebook in the form of incriminating statistics. In other words, clean up your act.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:18 PM

15. facebook is not the problem. people have choices a click away. dems should be pointing at RW radio,

which dominates those state/red areas and reaches 50 mil a week, much of it in places where the mature audiences don't do social media, and where there are usually no free easy alts a click away. for over a decade most of the most successful russian social media trolling ops piggyback established rw radio repetition. why throw shit on a wall and see if it sticks when there's a ton of shit under the living room rug already?

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Response to certainot (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 05:43 PM

24. Yes, I agree that right-wing radio probably has more negative influence than social media,

with those who are the most "vaccine resistant" out in rural areas and the south...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:37 PM

16. Lyin' corporate PR departments

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:38 PM

17. Facebook has a vice president of integrity? Really?

Maybe it's just me, but that seems kind of weird. In a strange, Orwellian way.

Oh, Mr. VP of Integrity....
On Facebook alone, the dozen are responsible for 73% of all anti-vaccine content, though the vaccines have been deemed safe and effective by the US government and its regulatory agencies. And 95% of the Covid misinformation reported on these platforms were not removed.


Just saying.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 03:46 PM

18. I don't remember when I laughed as hard as I did

when reading "vice president of integrity".

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 04:01 PM

19. FU Zuckerberg Scum. Your as bad as Murdoch.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 04:06 PM

20. That's the same as saying guns don't kill people

Weak!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 04:13 PM

22. Mark Zuckerberg can go fuck himself with a cactus.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 05:38 PM

23. hey facebook, if the shoe fits... I wouldn't use your worthless site if my life depended on it. nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 06:45 PM

25. I've quit Facebook as of today

That response is too much, trying to make it about Biden.

Not that I ever used Facebook, but I still could sign in from time to time to check up on some old acquaintances. Not worth it to support that poisonous platform. Zuckerberg is as bad as Murdock for reaping the rewards of his business but not taking any responsibility for the dangers

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 07:40 PM

26. Today I learned - FB has a "Vice President of Integrity"

I never would have suspected. Sounds like one of those job descriptions with failure engineered right in from the beginning. Unless it's just Zuck's idea of a joke.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 08:07 PM

27. Me to Facebook

Fuck you. Biden didn’t blame Facebook for vaccine goals. As usual, Facebook is a cheap imitation of news, amateurs performing in the backgroaund in close proximity of real newsmakers like Joe Biden.

Facebook thinks it’s news, so do the deplorables. Everybody else thinks they’re just a money-grubbing advertising peddler.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 08:44 PM

28. How about "we aren't the ONLY reason"...

...but our venue is a BIG reason for resistance to the vaccine.....assholes!

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Response to Hulk (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 08:50 PM

29. +1 'we weren't the ONLY reason, but

yeah, we had a huge part' in the spread of this global disaster.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 02:10 PM

32. Biden Never Said That Fecesbook...

Was the reason that we didn't hit 70%. They are diverting from his point that they still continue to allow mis/disinformation about vaccines and COVID-19 to fester on their platform, rather than blocking those that promote it. Fecesbook could very easily take down all of that crap, but they choose not to, simply because it makes Zuckerberg money. It may be a tiny bit in the overall scheme of things, but to him, it's still more money, and that's all that matters at the end of the day.

Screw Fecesbook...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 02:31 PM

33. traitorbook that colluded with a company against the USA

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