YouTube blocks all the antivacuna content

YouTube announced on Wednesday a hardening of its policy against antivacional content and indicated that its measures will not be limited to uninformation video

YouTube blocks all the antivacuna content

YouTube announced on Wednesday a hardening of its policy against antivacional content and indicated that its measures will not be limited to uninformation videos on immunizers against VOCID-19.

"The videos with contents will be deleted that falsely affirm that the approved vaccines are dangerous and cause chronic health effects, which say that vaccines do not reduce the transmission of disease or make disease or contain erroneous information on the substances used", The platform said in a statement.

YouTube said that the measure covers content according to which approved vaccines cause autism, cancer or infertility or who can dial those who receive them.

Erroneous or liars videos about older vaccines such as rubella or hepatitis B could also be removed from the site.

In counterpart, "the contents on vaccination policies, new vaccine trials as well as historical successes or vaccine failures" are still allowed as well as the YouTube standards.

The platform already took measures against misinformation on Anticovid vaccines and said having eliminated more than 130 videos that transgressed its rules.

On Tuesday he suspended the German bills of Russian public television RT for disseminating "false information about the Covid-19". Moscow felt that the sanction is a censorship and threatened to block YouTube.

The great technological are being pressed to suppress or mitigate the antivacuna contents of their platforms, especially since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the middle of this month Facebook presented a new tool against complotist or violent groups. He aimed especially at the German movement 'Querdenken' ('anticonformist'), which associates sanitary measures against pandemic to the deprivation of liberties.

Twitter also has a regulation on the subject and the right to withdraw content and punish in the event of infractions.

Updated Date: 09 October 2021, 08:15

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