The Washington Post reports:
Facebook said Saturday evening that an article raising concerns that the coronavirus vaccine could lead to death was the top performing link in the United States on its platform from January through March of this year, acknowledging the widespread reach of such material for the first time. It also said another site that pushed covid-19 misinformation was also among the top 20 most visited pages on the platform.
Facebook earlier this year faced a torrent of criticism from President Biden and others who have alleged that the company has allowed misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to flourish. White House officials have alleged that many Americans are reluctant to take the coronavirus vaccine, in part, because of false or misleading information they have read on social media services, including Facebook.
Read the full article. The article cited by Facebook is actually a factual South Florida Sun Sentinel report about a doctor who had died two weeks after getting vaccinated. No link between his death and the vaccine was ever established, but of course that’s not how it was spun by the idiot anti-vax groups who shared it.
Facebook says post that cast doubt on covid-19 vaccine among the most popular on the platform this year https://t.co/mdjsci5xwo
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