Facebook called the accusations of US President Biden against social networks about vaccine disinformation as contradictory to the facts.
The company said, according to TASS, that in order to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the participation of the whole society is necessary, and “the information component of these efforts should be based on facts, and not on speculation.” The corresponding statement was published on Saturday on the website of the company Facebook, which is the owner of the social network of the same name:
With COVID-19 incidence rising in America, the Biden administration chose to place the blame [за это] on several American social networks. The fact is, Facebook user acceptance of vaccines is on the rise in the US. This and other facts fundamentally contradict the theory that the administration has been promoting in the past few days. Since January of this year, the number of social network users who have a positive attitude to vaccination has grown by 10-15% and is now 85%. President Biden set a goal of reaching 70% of Americans vaccinated by July 4th. It is not Facebook’s fault that this goal has not been achieved.
On Friday, the American president, speaking to media representatives at the White House, said that social networks that allow themselves to spread disinformation about the coronavirus and vaccines on their platforms are effectively killing people. Since the main percentage of cases in recent years in the United States are unvaccinated.
According to Johns Hopkins University, over 34 million cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the United States during the pandemic, the number of deaths exceeded 608,800 people. According to these indicators, the country occupies a leading position in the world. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 56% of the population, or more than 185.7 million people, received one dose of the drug for the coronavirus, about 48.5% (160.9 million) are fully vaccinated.