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    <p class=”mol-para-with-font”>YouTube has buckled to growing pressure to clamp down further on misinformation on the video-sharing platform pertaining to the coronavirus. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>In an announcement today the Google-owned site said content that ‘promotes misinformation’ about COVID-19 vaccines will be removed. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>YouTube defines misinformation in this instance as anything which contradicts  guidance from local health authorities or the World Health Organization.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font mol-style-bold”>Scroll down for video  </p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> In an announcement today the Google-owned site states content that promotes misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines will be removed (file photo) </div> <noscript> In an announcement today the Google-owned site states content that promotes misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines will be removed (file photo) </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>In an announcement today the Google-owned site states content that promotes misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines will be removed (file photo) </p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>YouTube said in a blog post that this would include removing claims the vaccine will kill people or cause infertility.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>It will also combat wild conspiracy theories that the vaccine will be used to implant microchips in people. </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The ban ramps up the company’s efforts to quash swirling rumours based on fallacy.

    It will continue to take down ‘medical unsubstantiated’ claims about the virus.    </p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>A YouTube spokesman told Reuters that general discussions in videos about ‘broad concerns’ over the vaccine would remain on the platform.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Conspiracy theories and misinformation about the new coronavirus vaccines have proliferated on social media during the pandemic, including through anti-vaccine personalities on YouTube and through viral videos shared across multiple platforms.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Although drugmakers and researchers are working on various treatments, vaccines are at the heart of the long-term fight to stop the new coronavirus.</p><div><div data-track-module=”am-related_carousel^related_carousel” data-track-selector=”.rotator-panels a:not([class*=external])” data-dm-rotator-rotate=”false” data-track-pos=”static” data-preferred-shared-network-enabled=”” data-dm-rotator-auto-init=”” id=”p-20″ class=”related-carousel with-fb-or-tw sciencetech” data-dm-rotator-active-class=”active” data-dm-rotator-page-count=”1.0″ data-dm-social-article-auto-init=”” data-dm-rotator-page-size=”1″> <div class=”rotator bdrcc”> <div class=”rotator-title”> <h2>RELATED ARTICLES</h2> <ul class=”rotator-pages link-xocc”> <li class=”rotator-prev”>Previous

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    </div> </div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> The ban ramps up the company's efforts to quash swirling rumours based on fallacy. It will continue to take down 'medical unsubstantiated' claims about the virus (file photo) </div> <noscript> The ban ramps up the company's efforts to quash swirling rumours based on fallacy. It will continue to take down 'medical unsubstantiated' claims about the virus (file photo) </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>The ban ramps up the company’s efforts to quash swirling rumours based on fallacy.

    It will continue to take down ‘medical unsubstantiated’ claims about the virus (file photo)</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The coronavirus causing Covid-19 has killed more than a million people worldwide, infected more than 38 million and crippled the global economy.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>YouTube says it already removes content that disputes the existence or transmission of COVID-19, promotes medically unsubstantiated methods of treatment, discourages people from seeking medical care or explicitly disputes health authorities’ guidance on self-isolation or social distancing.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>In its blog post, YouTube said it had removed over 200,000 videos related to dangerous or misleading COVID-19 information since early February.</p><div class=”art-ins mol-factbox floatRHS sciencetech” data-version=”2″ id=”mol-88aad3b0-0e3e-11eb-888d-c3432b5c374c” website bans coronavirus vaccine misinformation

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