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Facebook users share misleading claim about former FDA official

Published on 21/09/2021 at 09:42

Multiple Facebook posts claim that a former vice president of US agribusiness Monsanto is also the "current Deputy Commissioner" of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The posts -- shared repeatedly online in August 2021 -- shared two identical photos of US lawyer Michael R Taylor. The claim is misleading: Taylor stepped down from his role at the FDA in 2016.