US President Joe Biden has issued a statement clarifying that "Facebook isn't killing people", following his earlier criticism.
The president had said "they're killing people" when asked about Facebook's role in the Covid pandemic, a comment which made headlines around the world.
President Biden's initial remarks were off-the-cuff comments to a reporter, who'd asked about his message to "platforms like Facebook".
"They're killing people," he said. "The only pandemic we have is among the un-vaccinated. And they're killing people."
It came on the day the White House press secretary had accused Facebook of not doing enough to combat the spread of misinformation by users.
Mr Biden now says this is what he was referring to - specifically to a recent report about 12 people credited with spreading a vast amount of misinformation.