Left-Wing Actor Matt Damon Suffers Meltdown Over Facebook Allegedly Allowing ‘Misinformation’ About Coronavirus Vaccine

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Actor Matt Damon isn’t happy with Facebook.

The well-known actor has a history of publicly speaking out in support left-wing politicians as well as the Left’s agenda.

“I fall heavily on the side of trusting science,” Damon said. “More than something you read on Facebook,” he added.

Recently, Joe Biden accused Facebook of “killing people” by allowing “misinformation” on the platform about the coronavirus vaccine before walking back these comments and apologizing, according to Townhall.

However, Damon is doubling down.

Damon reportedly spoke out against vaccine hesitancy and misinformation amid a rise in coronavirus cases, Fox News reported.

On Yahoo Entertainment, Damon told people to get the free vaccine.

In response to those who are hesitant to get the vaccine, Damon said, “There are a lot of reasons that people have, and I don’t want to belittle them.”

He continued, “It’s tough for me, I have a couple friends who are immunocompromised and they can’t get the vaccine, so they have no choice but to rely on the rest of us to do our part to get to herd immunity. So I look at it that way.”

“I wish at the beginning of this people came out and said, ‘Look, if we all do this, then we’ll protect each other better,’ rather than ‘Well, I’m not in this cohort so I don’t have to worry and it’s not going to hurt me that much,’” the “Stillwater” actor told the outlet. “It’s just about looking at this as ‘me’ thing or an ‘us’ thing.”

Damon says people in the U.S. should trust scientists rather than fall into misinformation traps on social media.

Damon noted that he understands no one can force others to get the vaccine.

More from Fox News:

With the highly contagious delta variant spreading rapidly, cases in the U.S. are up around 70% over the last week, hospital admissions have climbed about 36% and deaths rose by 26%, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warned that the outbreak in the U.S. is becoming “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” because nearly all hospital admissions and deaths are among those who hadn’t been immunized.

Herd immunity is considered a threshold at which the virus will not as easily transmit person-to-person as a result of vaccination efforts. However, the U.S. is not on track to reach that threshold due in large part to vaccine hesitancy. Damon noted that messaging early on in the pandemic may have played a role in the current situation the country finds itself in.

“But look, it’s a personal choice. That’s the beauty of America, it’s a free country,” Damon concluded. “And none of us would have it any other way. But I fall heavily on the side of trusting science more than something you read on Facebook.”