- YouTube is banning fake content about coronavirus vaccines, including unfounded claims that they will “kill people or cause infertility.”
- YouTube’s policies regarding COVID-19 misinformation, originally published in May 2020, bars content that contradicts facts from the World Health Organization.
- The company has been slow to ban COVID-19 misinformation altogether. Business Insider’s Paige Leskin found evidence of sellers peddling cures or treatments for the disease on YouTube back in April.
- “We’re very proactive in terms of removing it, and I think you’ll see us continue to be so,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told CNN’s Poppy Harlow regarding QAnon conspiracy theories, some of which have amplified COVID-19 misinformation.
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YouTube will ban videos and other content that contain fake information about coronavirus vaccines.
The tech giant updated its policy on COVID-19 misinformation Wednesday to bar users from spreading false claims about a vaccine, including that it