Biden Administration Demands Facebook Hand Over Data on COVID-19 Vaccine Skeptics

A month after Biden shockingly denounced Facebook and others as “killing people” because he thought they weren’t censoring enough COVID-19 “misinformation” on their platforms, the Washington Post has added to the government pressure with a new article published (https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/08/19/facebook-data-sharing-struggle/) Thursday (Aug. 19), citing three anonymous administration sources.

According to the Washington Post, the White House and Facebook have held a series of meetings about turning over massive amounts of user data to the government.

The “tense” meetings saw the administration’s COVID-19 team reportedly “begging” Facebook to give them access to data showing how many people on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp see content branded as coronavirus misinformation, how many are still undecided whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and also the efficiency of Facebook’s censorship algorithms, i.e., how many people still get to see content that it aims to block.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/08/19/facebook-data-sharing-struggle/