Video platform YouTube will act 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 vaccinations in general.
YouTube reports in a statement that incorrect information about corona vaccinations is common to overflow into incorrect information about all vaccinations. The company now sees it as its job to “extend the work we started with Covid-19 to all vaccines.”
The company will address misinformation about all vaccines that have been proven safety and are currently approved by local health authorities and World Health Organization WHO. Incorrect information about measles puncture, for example, is removed. There are exceptions to the rule, such as people who talk about personal unpleasant experiences with vaccinations.
Since 2020, YouTube has removed more than 130,000 videos because they contain fake information about coronavirus vaccines.
On Tuesday, YouTube blocked two channels of the German version of the Russian state medium RT. YouTube said it does so because RT did not adhere to the platforms information regulations regarding the corona crisis. RT had already been pointed out, which meant that it was not allowed to post videos for a while. RT did that through another YouTube channel, where both channels were taken offline.