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Under new “Medical Misinformation” policy, YouTube will remove content that contradicts WHO guidelines |

In what one critic described as a “substantial escalation” of YouTube’s “crusade against … medical misinformation,” the social media video platform announced updates to its medical misinformation policy on Tuesday, tightening restrictions to what he described as “harmful” claims about COVID-19. 19, vaccines and treatments against cancer.

According to Reclaim the Net, YouTube’s new policy is an expansion of the platform’s existing COVID-19 misinformation policy and is meant to cover what it calls “all forms of medical misinformation.”

According to the new policy, YouTube will “streamline dozens of our existing medical misinformation guidelines to fall into three categories: prevention, treatment and denial.”

“These policies will apply to specific health conditions, treatments and substances where the content contradicts local health authorities or the World Health Organization (WHO),” YouTube said.


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