WASHINGTON – Facebook and the Biden administration have been at loggerheads over the weekend after the administration criticized a giant social media company for spreading false information about the Covid-19 vaccine.

On Sunday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warned that false stories about vaccines have become dangerous to health. “These platforms need to recognize that they have played a key role in increasing speed and scale, spreading misinformation.” Murthy told CNN on Sunday.

In a blog post on Saturday, Facebook called on the administration to stop “pointing fingers” and what it did to encourage users to get vaccinated. The social network also details how he captured a lie about the vaccine, which officials said people refused to give.

“The Biden administration has chosen to blame some of the most helpful companies in American social media,” said Guy Rose, Facebook’s vice president of integrity. “The fact is that vaccine acceptance has increased among Facebook users in the US.”

Mr. Rose added that the company’s data showed that 85 percent of its users in the United States were or wanted to be vaccinated against coronavirus. While President Biden set a goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans by July 4, which the White House lacked, “Facebook is not a reason to lose this goal,” Mr. Said Rose.

The company was strongly condemned by Mr. after Facebook’s response. Biden. On Friday when asked about the role of social media in influencing vaccinations, Mr. Biden declared in unusually strong language that the platform “kills people.”

He added, “Look, the only epidemic we have is intolerant people, and that – and they’re killing people.”

Other White House officials are also increasingly voicing how social media has expanded vaccine lies.

On Thursday Mr. Murthy accused social media companies of not doing enough to stop the spread of dangerous health misinformation, calling it a national health crisis that increased Americans’ reluctance to vaccinate. On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jane Sasaki also gave false information that “people are not getting vaccinated, and as a result people are dying.” He said the White House has a responsibility to raise this issue.

The White House declined to comment on Facebook’s blog post on Saturday.

On Sunday morning Mr. Murthy also responded to allegations that a Facebook official spoke to CNN anonymously, saying the administration was “looking for a scapegoat to miss their vaccine targets.”

A company official told CNN in front of Shree. The appearance of the statue on the news network or in a private conversation with Shri. Murthy has “praised our work” while publicly criticizing the company.

Mr. The idol denies the characteristic.

“I’ve been very consistent in what I’ve said to technology companies,” Mr. Murthy told CNN on Sunday morning. He said, “When we want good deeds, we should accept them,” but what I have said is not enough. We are still seeing the spread of misinformation. “

Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites have long struggled with their role as a platform for speech to protect their own users from dissemination campaigns, such as Russian attempts to influence the presidential election or false statements about the epidemic.

In recent months, Facebook has taken action against anti-vaccine ads and misrepresentations about vaccines. In October, he said he would no longer allow anti-vaccination ads on his platform. In February, the company further said it would remove posts with false claims about vaccines, including claims that vaccination causes autism or that people are safer to contract coronavirus than vaccines.

But there is no online misinformation about the vaccine. Lies have been spread that vaccines can alter DNA or that the vaccine does not work.

On Saturday Mr. Rose said in a blog post that among American users of Facebook, vaccine shrinkage has dropped by 50 percent since April and vaccine acceptance has increased from 10 to 15 percent to 70 percent to 80 percent.

“While social media plays an important role in society, it is clear that we need a holistic approach to society to end this epidemic.” Said Rose. “And the facts – not that – should help inform those efforts.”

The White House’s frustration with Facebook has been growing for months, according to people familiar with the matter. When the Biden administration asked Facebook to share information about spreading false information on the social network, the company refused to cooperate, people said.

On Friday, White House Digital Director Robert Flaherty said in a tweet, “I guess I’m left with one simple question: How many people have seen the misinformation of the covid vaccine on Facebook?”