Facebook kills people?
This is an… interesting take by President Biden:
“They’re killing people,” Biden said when asked what his message was to social media platforms like Facebook on the spread of false and misleading claims about the virus and the safety of vaccines that prevent it.
“The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and that’s — they’re killing people,” he continued.
Does spreading misinformation kill people? No, the virus kills people. If misinformation on social media plus a person’s gullibility or inability to think critically turns them into anti-vaxers then that’s a factor, but not what kills them.
Does Biden also have a problem with household conversations? Phone calls? Advertising for anything that might cause harm (say, alcohol)? Bumper stickers..?
Where does that logic stop, other than with the conclusion that the First Amendment kills people?
Interestingly, Facebook claims it “is helping save lives” with its vaccine finder tool and “authoritative information about COVID-19 and vaccines”.
Biden has had it out for Facebook for some time. I suspect no matter what Facebook was doing, he would find a reason to blame it.