Youtube Ramps Up Efforts To Fight COVID-19 Misinformation
The online video streaming giant, YouTube will ban any content containing medical advice that contradicts World Health Organization (WHO) coronavirus recommendations.
Chief executive Susan Wojcicki said the media giant found it necessary to remove "misinformation on the platform".
"So people saying, ‘Take vitamin C, take turmeric, we’ll cure you,’ those are the examples of things that would be a violation of our policy,” she added.
“Anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy.”
YouTube said that the coronavirus pandemic is now being considered a sensitive topic. “As such, all videos focused on this topic will be demonetized until further notice,” Tom Leung, Product Officer at YouTube, said in a recent video.
Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, meanwhile, stopped users forwarding messages already shared more than four times by the wider community to more than one chat at a time