By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-24-21
The day before Facebook and Twitter CEOs are scheduled to testify before Congress on their platforms’ hosting of disinformation, a dozen attorneys general have called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to do more to combat anti-vaxxer COVID-19 disinformation, signaling it is a matter of life and death.
Both platforms have policies against spreading vaccine misinformation, but the AGs, in a letter to both CEOs, said their respective companies had not done enough to identify that misinformation and remove it, or to label it the first time and then ban “repeat offenders.”
“Twitter and Facebook have yet to remove from all their platforms the accounts of prominent “anti-vaxxers” who have repeatedly violated the companies’ terms of service,” they wrote. » Read More