YouTube previously introduced a policy that prohibited posting videos containing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, and has now expanded it to include other preparations as well.
The site belongs to Alphabet Inc. technology giant. And announced the withholding of materials that claim that vaccines are dangerous, cause long-term health problems or are ineffective, and materials that contain incorrect information about the materials contained in the preparations.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the site has also removed several channels run by well-known anti-vaccination activists, including . Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Joseph Mercola.
Reuter noted that YouTube and other tech giants such as Facebook and Twitter have been criticized for not doing enough to stop spreading false health information on their websites.
On Tuesday, RT’s German-language Russian radio channels were removed from YouTube because, the company said, they were violating a policy on COVID-19 disinformation. Russia on Wednesday called the move “unprecedented media aggression” and threatened to block YouTube.
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