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YouTube Bans All Anti-Vaccine Videos from Its Platform to Limit ‘Misinformation’


YouTube confirmed Wednesday that the company will no longer allow any anti-vaccine content on its network to limit “misinformation” and help improve inoculation rates. The decision is not specific to COVID-19 and includes other diseases like Hepatitis B and the Measles.

The company posted a formal explanation on its official blog.

“Our Community Guidelines already prohibit certain types of medical misinformation. We’ve long removed content that promotes harmful remedies, such as saying drinking turpentine can cure diseases. At the onset of COVID-19, we built on these policies when the pandemic hit, and worked with experts to develop 10 new policies around COVID-19 and medical misinformation. Since last year, we’ve removed over 130,000 videos for violating our COVID-19 vaccine policies,” writes YouTube.

“Specifically, content that falsely alleges that approved vaccines are dangerous and cause chronic health effects, claims that vaccines do not reduce transmission or contraction of disease, or contains misinformation on the substances contained in vaccines will be removed. This would include content that falsely says that approved vaccines cause autism, cancer or infertility, or that substances in vaccines can track those who receive them. Our policies not only cover specific routine immunizations like for measles or Hepatitis B, but also apply to general statements about vaccines,” adds the company.

“Today’s policy update is an important step to address vaccine and health misinformation on our platform, and we’ll continue to invest across the board in the policies and products that bring high quality information to our viewers and the entire YouTube community,” the streaming service concluded.

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4 responses to “YouTube Bans All Anti-Vaccine Videos from Its Platform to Limit ‘Misinformation’”

  1. Wolv256 says:

    Fake news! That disgusting Stephen Colbert cha-cha video is still up, isn’t it? That has to be one of the most anti-vax videos I have ever seen. After seeing that, no person in the world will get the jab.

  2. JustinL says:

    Canceled YouTube Premium today. I should’ve done it a long time ago. I know those few bucks a month don’t matter much to Google but whatever, I don’t need to pay them to impose censorship.

  3. pandusa says:

    Well, I can ban Youtube. It really sucks lately anyway. Gee, maybe I will take up going to ball games to boo and chant “F@@k Biden “.

  4. frankaron says:

    1st Amendment died long time ago. It just starts to smell.