In addition to prohibiting the spread of false information about the COVID-19 vaccine, YouTube has now tightened and will remove all anti-vaccine channels and videosIn fact, they stated that they will include in this measure any content that contains incorrect information about other approved vaccines.
YouTube will remove anti-vaccine videos
pass through YouTube official blog, Reported that they will block or delete all anti-vaccine channels and videos, including misinformation related to other approved drugs. Recall that they had previously banned the spread of false data about the coronavirus vaccine.
E.g, It is forbidden to include content claiming that the flu vaccine will cause infertility and the MMR vaccine that prevents measles, mumps and rubella will cause autism, In accordance with the new YouTube policy.
They will also ban channels related to anti-vaccine activists
On the other hand, they also reported chahuistle will fall on channels related to various anti-vaccine activists, including characters like Robert Kennedy Jr. and Joseph Merckola, A YouTube spokesperson talked about this.
“We are united in the world, we will not live in fear, we will unite and restore our freedom”Read Joseph Mercola’s statement.
These actions come just days after YouTube removed the German channel from Russian government-backed broadcaster RT. As online content companies say they violated their COVID-19 disinformation policy.
For its part, Russia said on Wednesday, September 29, that YouTube’s measures represented “Unprecedented Information Aggression” And threatened to block content platforms.
In the past, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter Criticized for not doing enough to prevent false or misleading health information from spreading through its website.
* Information from Reuters