YouTube recently revealed in a development that it will remove and block all videos containing false information about the vaccine. The Google-owned streaming company said that videos with claims that vaccines can cause autism, cancer or infertility will be removed from the platform.
YouTube said it is expanding the medical misinformation policy on YouTube with new guidelines on currently administered vaccines, which have been confirmed to be safe and effective by local health officials and the World Health Organization (WHO).
YouTube will remove videos that give false information about the Kovid-19 vaccine
“Today’s policy update is an important step in addressing vaccine and health misinformation on our platform, and we will continue to invest in policies and products that bring high-quality information to our viewers and the entire YouTube community.” are,” the company said in a blogpost.
According to YouTube, content that falsely alleges that vaccines are dangerous and cause chronic health effects will be removed. Videos which claim that vaccination will cause diseases, such videos will be removed or blocked.
This would include material that falsely states that approved vaccines cause autism, cancer, or infertility, or that substances in vaccines can track those who have received them.
“Our policies not only cover specific routine vaccinations such as measles or hepatitis B, but also apply to general statements about vaccines,” the company said.
According to YouTube, their Community Guidelines already prohibit certain types of medical misinformation.
“We have long removed content that promotes harmful treatments, such as drinking turpentine that can cure diseases,” the company said.
Since last year, YouTube has removed more than 130,000 videos that violated the policies of the Kovid-19 vaccine, and now it is becoming more strict and YouTube will remove any videos that give false information from its platform.