Thursday 3 September 2020 / 12:01 AM Digital / Jo Stevens

Failure of social media companies to act on vaccine misinformation – Jo Stevens

Jo Stevens, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responding to the report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate on anti-vaccine misinformation, said:

“This research shows the shocking failure of social media companies to act.

“Misinformation about vaccines – especially during a pandemic – is a matter of life and death.

“We have called on the Government time and again to put the public health and safety before the interests of the big tech companies profiting on the back of a global pandemic and publish the long-awaited Online Harms Bill.”