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Opinion: One way to stop the dangerous spread of vaccine myths

On Tuesday, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said the Biden administration is reviewing whether social media companies should be held legally accountable for the spread of misinformation on their sites by changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects their ability to moderate users’ content. This statement comes at a time when misinformation — especially about Covid-19 vaccines — is spurring both public outcry and the belief among many that social media companies should be more aggressive in their efforts to fight back.

On Tuesday, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said the Biden administration is reviewing whether social media companies should be held legally accountable for the spread of misinformation on their sites by changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects their ability to moderate users’ content. This statement comes at a time when misinformation — especially about Covid-19 vaccines — is spurring both public outcry and the belief among many that social media companies should be more aggressive in their efforts to fight back.

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