It's Time to Take Away Government's Social Media Privileges
July 28, 2021
"Modern technology companies have enabled misinformation to poison our information environment with little accountability to their users, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said at a White House press briefing on July 15. "They've allowed people who intentionally spread misinformation -- what we call 'disinformation' -- to have extraordinary reach."
In follow-up questions, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed that the Biden administration is "flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation. ... Facebook needs to move more quickly to remove harmful, violative posts...