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US Congressman urges Facebook, Amazon to detail measures against vaccine disinformation

Washington, Sep 9 (UNI/Sputnik) US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Thursday sent letters to the heads of Facebook and Amazon asking them to provide detailed explanation of what they do to mitigate the spread of disinformation about coronavirus vaccines.
"As a Member of Congress who is deeply concerned by the prevalence of vaccine hesitancy during this time of crisis, I request additional, more detailed information on Facebook’s policies regarding false or misleading health information in order to identify potential needs for federal regulation," the letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.
Schiff called on Zuckerberg to provide information regarding the criteria the social platform exploits to determine whether misinformation or conspiracy theories are dangerous enough to be removed.
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