YouTube will suppress videos promoting fake 5G Covid-19 conspiracies

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YouTube will suppress videos promoting fake 5G Covid-19 conspiracies

Apr 06, 2020 13:04 IST

According to reports, video-hosting platform YouTube will suppress videos on its platform that spread false claims linking 5G technology to the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore it will remove videos that violate its policies, but allow other 5G-themed conspiracy content that doesn't explicitly mention the novel coronavirus, which may see reduced circulation and a removal from search results. The move comes as at least seven cell towers in the UK have been set on fire in the past week due to conspiracy theories online alleging that 5G technology was causing the Covid-19 pandemic.