Michigan’s Attorney General Calls for Stronger Stance Against Disinformation on Social Media

A dozen state attorneys general, including Michigan, are calling on Facebook and Twitter to take stronger measures to stop the spread of coronavirus disinformation.

In a letter to Mark Zuckerburg and Jack Dorsey, the attorneys general urge both leaders to full enforce company guidelines against vaccine misinformation.

Attorney General Dana Nessel says “”The availability of safe and effective vaccines means the end of this pandemic is finally in sight. However, disinformation threatens that. The rampant disinformation being disseminated across social media platforms directly undermines all efforts to safely and quickly distribute vaccines and limit further loss of life.”

The letter cites specific examples were Facebook and Twitter failed to enforce their existing guidelines. Social media giant CEOs testified on Capitol Hill Thursday.