YouTube Cracks Down on Anti-vaccine Videos, Bans Major Accounts
The ban includes content that falsely claims vaccines are dangerous, ineffective
YouTube announced a total ban Wednesday on vaccine misinformation and the termination of the accounts of several prominent anti-vaccine influencers, including Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., citing "the need to remove egregious harmful content."
The new policy was crafted as the company began to see false claims about Covid-19 vaccines "spill over into misinformation about vaccines in general," according to a company blog post.
"We're now at a point where it's more important than ever to expand the work we started with COVID-19 to other vaccines." the company wrote.
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