Highlights

  • YouTube announces it will block all anti-vaccination content
  • Videos spreading misinformation about non-Covid vaccines also banned
  • Channels of several anti-vaccine activists deleted from YouTube

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YouTube announces it will block all anti-vaccination content

YouTube said in a blog post that it will block all anti-vaccine content on the platform, even if it is unrelated to Covid-19 misinformation.

YouTube said in a blog post that it will block all anti-vaccine content on the platform, even if it is unrelated to Covid-19 misinformation.

For example, videos that claim that flu vaccines cause infertility, or that the MMR vaccine causes autism, will no longer be allowed on YouTube.

The online video company is also banning channels by several prominent anti-vaccine activists.

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The move comes as social media websites, including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, have been criticised globally for not doing enough to fight the spread of medical misinformation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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