YouTube announced that it would remove videos with anti-vaccine content after it blocked the German RT TV account on Tuesday “because of its false claims about covid-19.”
Mexico City (apro).- After the suspension of the German account of the Russian TV station RT, due to the spread of false information about covid-19, the YouTube platform-was created for uploading and sharing videos online and operated by Google LLC, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. -According to Agence France-Presse, the company announced that it will block anti-vaccine content.
In a statement, he stated that videos that falsely claim vaccines are dangerous or cause chronic health effects or contain false information about vaccines will be blocked. Release.
He stated that he had deleted over 130,000 videos that contained false information about vaccines. He recalled that he had blocked the German account for public television RT on Tuesday 28th due to their false claims regarding covid-19. Russia considered this censorship and threatened to block the channel.
Matt Halprin is YouTube’s vice-president of trust and security. He stated that they discovered that many users didn’t mention covid-19 when discussing vaccines. This is why they believe the ban is extremely limited. He said that they want to cover all color options in an interview with Bloomberg.
Facebook launched in August a tool that could identify conspiracy and violent organizations, such as “Querdenken,” (anti-conformists). This tool is linked to criticism and counter health measures against the pandemic.
Twitter has a regulation that allows users to remove content and penalize them for violating it.
Youtube will allow scientific discussion, videos, and personal testimony regarding vaccine trials, results, or failures. This includes fathers sharing their children’s experiences. However, anyone who questions the efficacy biological agents will be deleted.
YouTube has removed over 500,000 videos on the topic since the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic, which began in February 2020.