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WATCH: Psaki says the battle is with 'inaccurate information about vaccines,' not Facebook

Press Secretary Psaki decried the rising amount of COVID-19 "disinformation" being spouted on social media and beyond.

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Press Secretary Psaki decried the rising amount of COVID-19 "disinformation" being spouted on social media and beyond.

In a briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Psaki was asked about steps the Biden administration plans on taking to quell the spread of COVID-19 "disinformation."

"On Facebook," the reporter began, "the president suggested executives look in the mirror and change their practices. Does that mean the administration isn't considering any regulatory or legal moves to possibly address 'disinformation' on social media?"

"I don't think we've taken any options off the table," Psaki responded, "That's up to Congress to determine how they want to proceed going forward."

"We are not in a war, or a battle with Facebook," she continued. "We are a battle with the virus."

Psaki went on to state that "disinformation" is being spread not only on social media, but "a range of mediums" including "through the mouths of public officials,"

She concluded by claiming that "inaccurate information about vaccines is killing people," echoing statements made by President Biden.

The president suggested on Friday that Facebook was "killing people." In a speech on Monday morning, he clarified that he wasn't referring to the company itself, rather the "misinformation" spread by certain users.

The administration has come under fire for suggesting that the government should play a larger role in online censorship in hopes of more efficiently weeding out "disinformation" regarding COVID-19.

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