7/15/2021, 7:28 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WH calls on Facebook to remove COVID misinfo

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called on Facebook Inc. to remove misinformation on COVID-19 more quickly from its platform.

In a press briefing on Thursday, Psaki noted that the federal government was working with Facebook to help the platform manage and remove misinformation on coronavirus, including helping tag problematic posts. Additionally, she stated that Facebook should measure and publicly share the reach that misinformation on the pandemic has on the platform, as well as calling on the social media giant to boost its enforcement strategy on removing problematic content.

Lastly, Psaki said that Facebook should adjust its algorithm to promote high-quality and verified content right than false information, as the US Surgeon General labeled COVID misinformation as an "imminent threat" to public health.

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