‘They’re Killing People’: Biden Denounces Social Media for Virus Disinformation

WASHINGTON — President Biden unleashed his growing frustration with social media on Friday when he said platforms like Facebook are “killing people” by allowing disinformation about the coronavirus vaccine to spread online.

Mr. Biden’s forceful statement capped weeks of grievance in the White House over the spread of vaccine disinformation online, even as the pace of vaccinations slows and health officials warn of the rising danger of the Delta variant.

Just before boarding Marine One for a weekend in Camp David, Md., Mr. Biden was asked what his message was to social media platforms when it comes to Covid-19 disinformation.

“They’re killing people,” Mr. Biden said. “Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and that — and they’re killing people.”

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