THE WARREN WARPATH
– Senator Elizabeth Warren is urging the Federal Trade Commission to take action against social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet’s YouTube. She argues that they are fueling the spread of COVID-19 misinformation, leading to vaccine hesitancy and endangering public health.
BEHIND THE LETTER
– Warren, along with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Sheldon Whitehouse, sent a letter to the FTC, emphasizing that these tech companies are not doing enough to combat misinformation on their platforms. They are urging the FTC to use its authority to protect consumers from these harmful practices.
THE FTC RESPONSE
– The FTC has stated that it intends to take action against false health claims, but it’s unclear how it will handle misinformation on social media platforms.
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