YouTube is announced that it will block the content that spreads anti-vaccine misinformation that has been approved. It will also ban false claims about Covid-19 jabs.
Videos that say vaccines that are approved by the FDA could be harmful and cause autism, cancer, and infertility, are only one of the many to be removed, the company announced.
The policy covers the cancellation of accounts associated with anti-vaccine misinformation influencers.
Tech giants have been criticized in the past for failing to combat misleading health information that is posted on their websites.
YouTube has stated that 130,000 videos were removed from the website since the beginning of last year. US President Joe Biden declared that social media platforms are majorly responsible for people’s distrust about getting vaccines. The new policy will apply to the long-approved vaccines, including the ones for measles as well as Hepatitis B.
“We’re expanding our medical misinformation policies on YouTube with new guidelines on currently administered vaccines that are approved and confirmed to be safe and effective by local health authorities and the WHO,” the post read, referring to the World Health Organization.
Twitter does not permit those who post a lot of incorrect information regarding vaccinations on its site to do so. Personal statements of individuals regarding vaccinations and vaccine policies are allowed to remain on Twitter. The ban is the same as a restriction that was announced through Facebook earlier in the month of February.