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White House says social media platforms should not amplify 'untrustworthy' content

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WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden believes social media platforms have a responsibility to "stop amplifying untrustworthy content," the White House said on Wednesday, even as it declined to comment directly on a decision by Facebook Inc's oversight board to keep a suspension in place for former President Donald Trump.

"The president's view is that the major platforms have a responsibility related to the health and safety of all Americans to stop amplifying untrustworthy content, disinformation and misinformation, especially related to COVID-19, vaccinations and elections," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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