Health misinformation takes away our freedom and our power to make decisions for us and for our families. And that's a problem. And the platforms have to recognize they played a major role in the increase in speed and scale with which misinformation is spreading. — Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States
Health misinformation takes away our freedom and our power to make decisions for us and for our families. And that's a problem. And the platforms have to recognize they played a major role in the increase in speed and scale with which misinformation is spreading. — Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States
US surgeon general on tech companies' steps to fight Covid misinformation: 'It's not enough'
"Some of them have worked to try to, you know, up promote accurate sources like the CDC and other medical sources. Others have tried to reduce the prevalence of false sources and search results," Murthy told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." "But what I've also said to them, publicly and privately, is that it's not enough. That we are still seeing a proliferation of misinformation online. And we know that health misinformation harms people's health. It costs them their lives."

... Murthy doubled down Sunday on the administration's stance that the spread of health misinformation has played a key part in the slowdown in vaccinations.

"Here is a key thing to remember: Health misinformation takes away our freedom and our power to make decisions for us and for our families. And that's a problem," he said. "And the platforms have to recognize they played a major role in the increase in speed and scale with which misinformation is spreading."
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