YouTube bans misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines
YouTube on Wednesday updated its policy on COVID-19 misinformation, banning false claims about vaccinations for the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. The world's largest video platform, with more than 2 billion visitors a month, will remove content that contradicts "expert consensus" from the World Health Organization or local health authorities. That includes baseless claims that a vaccine will kill people or cause infertility.
Previously, YouTube's rules covered misinformation about coronavirus treatments and prevention, but Wednesday's update specifically calls out content on vaccines. The company said it's removed more than 200,000 videos containing misleading COVID-19 information since February.