Youtube Said Videos Containing COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Will Be Removed From Youtube. The Company Stated This While Updating Its Policies About The COVID-19 Pandemic.
COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Imminent, Therefore We’re Ensuring We Have The Right Policies In Place To Be Able To Remove Misinformation Related To A COVID-19 Vaccine,” Youtube Spokesman, Said In An Email. That Could Include False Claims That Vaccines Implant Microchips In People’s Bodies, For Example, Or That They Cause Infertility. Both Rumors Are Untrue.
YouTube COVID-19 Medical Misinformation Policy:
YouTube doesn’t allow content about COVID-19 that poses a serious risk of egregious harm.
YouTube doesn’t allow content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities’ or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical information about COVID-19. This is limited to content that contradicts WHO or local health authorities’ guidance on:
Note: YouTube’s policies on COVID-19 are subject to change in response to changes to global or local health authorities’ guidance on the virus. This policy was published on May 20, 2020.
YouTube has claimed to remove more than 200k videos with misleading Coronavirus information since February.
Facebook also announced a ban on ads that discourage the public from getting vaccinated, as part of its larger efforts to limit misinformation.
It is a good step from Social Media Platforms to combat misinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccine.