Popular video sharing social media, YouTube said, all types of content that spreads misinformation about approved COVID vaccine-will be removed from the platform. Besides this, if you claim something false about the vaccination, there is a system to impose a ban. The news media reported on the BBC.
The approved vaccines are dangerous and causing autism, cancer or infertility-videos will be removed from the platform, YouTube authorities said. The new policy also includes closing accounts of campaigners against vaccines.
Top tech firms are hearing criticisms for not doing much to combat health-related fake information on their platforms.
In July of this year, US President Joe Biden complained – misinformation spread on various social media is responsible for people being suspected of getting a COVID vaccine. Biden also called on social media platforms to solve the problem.
Google-owned YouTube said, after banning content spreading misinformation about Covid vaccine, one lakh 30 thousand videos have been removed from the platform since last year.
YouTube said in a blog post – not only false information about Covid vaccines, but also misinformation about other vaccines – such content has also spread on the platform. Youtube will take the same measures if other vaccines, such as ham or hepatitis B vaccines are spread long-term.
‘ We’re improving YouTube’s medical and health-related misinformation policies with new guidelines on conventional vaccinations that local health authorities and WHO approved and ensured safe and effective-said YouTube, ‘ ‘
In addition to this, personal testimony related to vaccination, content related to vaccination policy, new vaccine tests and history-based videos related to vaccination success or failure are not objectionable, YouTube said.
Earlier in February of this year, top social media Facebook announced a similar ban on dealing with fake information about Covid vaccines. But, Facebook has to face challenges to implement the ban.
Except that Twitter the micro blogging and social networking platform announced last March – users who share repeated misinformation about vaccines will be banned from the platform.