Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy acknowledged that Big Tech has taken some “positive steps” to combat misinformation about coronavirus vaccines but “not enough” – amid President Biden’s accusation that Facebook is “killing people” by failing to rid its platform of inaccurate information.
Murthy was asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” about Facebook’s statement in response, saying the White House is looking for a scapegoat to blame for the lag in vaccinations and claiming that administration officials have praised the work of the social media giant.
“I’ve been very consistent in what I’ve said to the technology companies, and I’ve spoken with a number of them over the last many months, and my team has as well. And what we have effectively said is when we see steps that are good, that are being taken, we should acknowledge those. And there have been some positive steps taken by these technology companies,” he told host Dana Bash, noting that some promoted material