Video platform YouTube will take action against all videos that spread false information about vaccinations. The website has already acted against videos about corona vaccinations but is now broadening this to include vaccinations in general.
YouTube reports in a statement that it often happens that incorrect information about corona vaccinations turns into incorrect information about all vaccinations. As a result, the company now sees it as its job to “extend the work we started with Covid-19 to all vaccines”.
The company will act against misinformation about all proven safety vaccines currently approved by local health authorities and the World Health Organization WHO. Incorrect information about, for example, vaccination against measles is therefore removed. But, of course, there are exceptions to the rule, such as people talking about unpleasant personal experiences with vaccinations.
Since 2020, YouTube has removed more than 130,000 videos containing false information about corona vaccines.
On Tuesday, YouTube blocked two channels of the German version of the Russian state medium RT. YouTube said it was doing this because RT did not comply with the platform’s information regulations regarding the corona crisis. RT had already pointed this out, which prevented it from posting videos for a while. RT did so via another YouTube channel, after which both channels were taken offline.