YouTube has started banning content that is in direct contradiction to the World Health Organization’s guidelines as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the United States.
The Google-owned company also announced that it will be removing conspiracy theory videos that say that COVID-19 is directly linked to 5G cell service.
Chief executive, Susan Wojcicki said in a statement that “anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations” are a violation of their policy.
“So people saying, ‘Take vitamin C, take turmeric, we’ll cure you,’ those are the examples of things that would be a violation of our policy,” she told CNN.
Wojcicki also added that in the world’s current state, the site has seen a 75 percent increase in demand for new from credible sources.
Youtube isn’t the only site that is taking tougher steps to help stem the flow of misinformation.
Facebook announced last week that if any user watches any fake content related to the coronavirus, they would receive a pop-up urging them to go to the WHO website. (Vanguard)