According to a new report from the Washington Post, the video-sharing site YouTube will block all anti-vaccine content and prevent content targeting other vaccines, such as measles and chickenpox, from being shared beyond COVID-19.
At this point, YouTube will block all anti-vaccine content on its platform.
The Google-owned online video company has shut down several channels, citing Matt Halprin, YouTube’s vice president of Global Trust and Security. At this point, we come across the information that he has banned leading anti-vaccine activists.
In addition to the Kovid-19 vaccines, YouTube will also combat misinformation about other widely used vaccines.
As part of its policy of controlling anti-vaccine content, YouTube removes videos approved by health officials who claim that widely used vaccines are ineffective and dangerous, while famous anti-vaccine opponents such as Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. , which claims they are spreading misinformation about the vaccine, Russia Today’s. in (RT) has permanently closed two of its German channels.
INCORRECT INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER VACCINES WILL ALSO BE AVOIDED
The company, which previously decided to remove videos spreading misinformation about Kovid-19 vaccines, stated that it expanded the decision to include all vaccines. Matt Halprin, YouTube’s vice president of global security and trust, stated that the company was slow to take action because it only focused on Kovid-19 vaccines, but they expanded the ban because they realized that misinformation about other vaccines also raises suspicions against Kovid- 19 vaccines.
On the other hand, Halprin stressed that YouTube will include videos where people talk about their personal experiences with vaccines, about the side effects and problems they experience, scientific discussions and the historical success or failure of vaccines.
Halprin reported that 133,000 anti-vaccine videos were removed as part of its new policy.
The company also announced that it is working to include more informative videos from trusted sources. Alternative medicine merchant Joseph Mercola and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr, son of US Senator John F. Kennedy, stood out as the most famous faces of the anti-vaccine movement in the United States.
Experts attribute the rate of those who have received two doses of the Kovid-19 vaccine, which is 71 percent in Canada and 67 percent in the UK, to 56 percent in the US, to misinformation. caused by social media.
In July, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, also declared that social media companies are responsible for misinformation against vaccines and that they should solve the problem. In a statement made by YouTube during the day, it was claimed that two Russian Today (RT) YouTube channels broadcasting in German were permanently removed from use.
In the statement, it was noted that RT DE’s YouTube channel received a “warning” for uploading videos that violated the “Covid-19 disclosure policy” and as a result, uploads of new videos to the YouTube channel were suspended. .
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