The online video-sharing website pledged to take down misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on its platform.
Videos on YouTube that go against the expert consensus of local health authorities, such as the National Health Service (NHS) or the World Health Organisation (WHO), will be taken down.
“A Covid-19 vaccine may be imminent, therefore we’re ensuring we have the right policies in place to be able to remove [related] misinformation,” the Google-owned service said in a statement.
The platform had previously banned “medically unsubstantiated” claims about COVID-19, and now it has expanded its efforts to fight mis- and disinformation by banning false claims about COVID-19 vaccines.
YouTube had already removed around 200,000 misleading or dangerous content on its platform since February.
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