4/19, 6:59 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Dems urge FB, Twitter to delete 'vaccine disinfo'

Amy Klobuchar and Ben Ray Lujan, United States Senators from, respectively, Minnesota and New Mexico, urged on Monday Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. to remove accounts that spread "vaccine [against COVID-19] disinformation online" from their platforms.

Klobuchar and Lujan concluded that "for too long, social media platforms have failed to adequately protect Americans by not taking sufficient action" on the matter. "As we continue to distribute and administer vaccines across the country, your platforms must step up and take action against people that are spreading content that can harm the health of Americans," they added.

Both Facebook and Twitter promised earlier they will remove the content that in their words spread disinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines against it on their platforms.

Breaking the News / JR