YouTube to remove false alarm videos about vaccines

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YouTube removes content that falsely claims approved vaccines are dangerous and cause serious health effects, and uses video platforms to prevent misinformation about COVID-19 for other vaccines I mention Expands efforts.

Examples of material being extracted include Alphabet, which claims that an approved vaccine causes autism, cancer or infertility and does not reduce transmission or contraction of the disease. Ltd.

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department said on Wednesday.

According to YouTube, this policy includes general details about vaccines, as well as some routine immunizations such as COVID-19 and measles and hepatitis B. The platform said it has removed more than 130,000 videos since last year for violating the COVID-19 vaccine policy. .

“We have seen false claims about coronavirus vaccines as misinformation about vaccines in general,” YouTube said. “We are now in a more critical phase than ever to build on what we have started with other vaccines with COVID-19.”

YouTube said it would continue to allow videos on vaccine policies, new vaccine trials, past vaccine successes or failures, and personal testimony related to vaccines. He said these exceptions reflect what the company believes to be the importance of public debate and debate.

Other social media platforms also have policies to curb COVID-19 lies.Twitter Ltd.

Earlier this year, he said he began labeling tweets about vaccines as conspiracy theories, unfounded rhetoric in research and credible reports.

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It aims to use that resource to promote the COVID-19 vaccine. However, Facebook researchers said that comments on vaccine-related posts (often the kind of genuine posts Facebook tried to promote) were rhetoric against vaccines intended to undermine the message. I warned it was full. A company spokesperson said on Facebook that vaccine hesitation for people in the United States has dropped by about 50% since January.

Recent studies have shown that the COVID-19 vaccine is less effective, but experts say the shots are still working well. The WSJ explains what the numbers mean and why they aren’t a whole lot talking. Photo Illustration: Jacob Reynolds / WSJ

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