YouTube Crack Down COVID-19 Content That Doesn’t Follow WHO Guidelines
Muhammad Mubeen Javed
Youtube is going to ban all COVID-19 content that is against WHO’s Guidelines.
YouTube has started a crackdown against conspiracy theories and misinformation linking coronavirus to 5G networks. Since it caused harm in the UK. YouTube will ban COVID-19 content from its website that is against WHO’s guidelines.
Susan Wokcicki, YouTube CEO said:
The content for COVID-19 that contradicts WHO’s guidelines will be banned from the platform. Videos that contain unsustained medical advice will be removed. People recommending turmeric or vitamin C as a cure for the disease. These are examples of violations of YouTube’s policy.
YouTube announced last month that it will demonetize all coronavirus content. So that it cannot be used for making money or adverts. It was a part of the streaming platform’s ongoing policy of discouraging advertisements on “sensitive events”.
The change was reverted soon when content creators expressed difficulties in making content. Now They could no longer say “coronavirus” in their videos.
Conspiracy theories and Misinformation relating to COVID-19 are still on the rise in the video streaming platform. YouTube’s crackdown against them is still going strong.