Facebook: Biden accusations a ‘scapegoat’ for vaccine failures

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talks to reporters during the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on July 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Murthy announced the publication of a Surgeon's General's advisory titled, 'Confronting Health Misinformation,' and called on social media companies to do more to combat false information about the coronavirus vaccine and other health care topics. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talks to reporters during the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on July 15, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 1:31 PM PT – Sunday, July 18, 2021

Facebook officials have struck back against Joe Biden as the federal government said it’s working with the social media platform to fight so-called disinformation. According to a Facebook official this weekend, the White House is looking for a scapegoat after missing its vaccine goals.

“Democrats are all about the First Amendment except when they don’t like what’s being said,” Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) commented.

The comment came after Biden ahead of the weekend said the platform is “killing people.” The official noted, in private exchanges the surgeon general praised Facebook’s work, including efforts to inform people about COVID-19.

An official statement from Facebook said it won’t be distracted by accusations, which aren’t supported by facts.

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