U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, as well as other lawmakers and doctors, took part in a virtual conference hosted by George Washington University to discuss the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 on social media.
Blumenthal says deceptive posts have gone unchecked by social media platforms, and contributed to the high number of COVID cases in the U.S. and Europe.
“There is a real threat to human life and safety. And so big tech, which can be a great boon, can also be the bane of our lives when they convey this misinformation. And too often, they are complicit.”