Jen Psaki holds press briefing
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Biden administration working with Facebook to limit misinformation on the coronavirus vaccine.
"So we're regularly making sure social media platforms are aware of the latest narratives, dangerous to public health that we and many other Americans are seeing across all of social and traditional media. And we work to engage with them to better understand the enforcement of social media platform policies," Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday during a press conference.
"As you all know information travels quite quickly. If it's up there for days and days and days, when people see it, you know, there's, it's hard to put that back in a box, and of course promoting quality information algorithms, I don't know how they work, but they all do know how they work," Psaki continued.
Paski also remarked that if a user is banned from one platform "for providing misinformation" that user should be banned from all others.
Fox News’s Peter Doocy pressed the press secretary over the administration’s relationship with Facebook, with Psaki saying that the White House doesn’t block anything on the platform.
"We don't take anything down. We don't block anything, Facebook, and any private sector company makes decisions about what information should be on their platform. Our point is that there is information that is leading to people not taking the vaccine," Psaki said.
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