“The willingness seems to be more about let’s avoid the story or let’s control the narrative, rather than do the hard thing,” Boland told CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” Sunday. After more than 11 years working at Facebook, “It’s one of the main reasons that I quit,” he said.
“There’s about 12 people who are producing 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. That statistic comes from the nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) which identified in a report published in March about a dozen users it said were super-spreaders of anti-vaccine misinformation.
A Facebook spokesperson told CNN Friday the company had shut down some pages and groups belonging to the dozen or so people identified by the CCDH, but it would not specify which pages had been removed.
— CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan contributed to this report