YouTube to remove all anti-vaccine misinformation

According to YouTube the videos which say approved vaccines are unsafe, dangerous and cause cancer or infertility will be taken down soon.

According to the new policy of YouTube, the termination of accounts of anti-vaccine influencers.

Tech experts have been condemned for not doing more to counter false health information on their sites.

U.S. President Joe Biden said in July that social media platforms were mainly responsible for fake news regarding the vaccine and circulating misinformation and appealed to them to short out the issue.

YouTube, the best video social media platform which is owned by Google, said 13000 videos were deleted from its platform last year when it implemented a ban on content distribution regarding misinformation on COVID vaccines.


False claims on YouTube on approved COVID vaccines

In a blog post, the firm clearly said that it had seen several false claims about the COVID dose “fall over into wrong information about vaccines in general”. The new policy covers long-approved vaccines, such as those in contradiction of measles or hepatitis B.

We are increasing our medical distortion policies on YouTube with new rules on presently administered vaccines that are permitted and confirmed to be safe and effective by local health authorise and the WHO,” the post said, mentioning the World Health Organization.

YouTube said Individual testimonials involving vaccines, content about vaccines policies, new vaccine trials, and old videos about vaccine achievements or failure will be permissible to continue on the site.

The decision follows a similar ban announced by Facebook in the month of February, pointing out false claims that vaccines are not effective or cause several health issues, among people. But after that, the firm has faced challenges in imposing it.

In March, Twitter proclaimed that users who constantly shared misinformation about vaccines would be banned from the platform.

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