YouTube warned on its blog that it would block all material containing false information about coronavirus vaccines and undermining their effectiveness. He also removed the accounts of famous activists of the anti-vaccination movement.
The American website YouTube had previously introduced rules prohibiting the publication of videos containing false information about COVID-19 vaccines, and has now extended them to other preparations as well.
YouTube will block anti-vaccine content
The website belongs to the technology giant Alphabet Inc. He announced the blocking of materials claiming that vaccines are dangerous, causing long-term health problems or ineffective, and materials that contain incorrect information about the substances contained in the preparations.
The Washington Post said Wednesday that the service also removed several channels run by well-known anti-vaccine activists, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Joseph Mercola.
Anti-Vaccine Content. Criticized giants
Reuters journalists, in turn, noted that YouTube and other tech giants such as Facebook and Twitter, have been criticized for not doing enough to stop the spreading of false health information on their websites.
On Tuesday, Russian broadcaster RT’s German-language channels were removed from YouTube because, the company said, they violated a policy on COVID-19 disinformation. Russia the next day called the move “unprecedented information aggression” and threatened to block YouTube.
The fourth wave of coronavirus “is the wave of unvaccinated people”
Medical experts consistently emphasize that vaccination against the coronavirus prevents severe disease, including hospitalization and death.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Wojciech Andrusiewicz, mentioned this month that the highest bed occupancy occurs in voivodships with the lowest vaccination rates. – We hope that these, unfortunately, disturbing results will influence the awareness of the majority of the society who will be vaccinated. These three provinces, with the highest bed occupancy and the highest infections, should make them realize that covid is knocking on our door and will knock on us if we do not get vaccinated – he warned.
Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska Also this month, he pointed out that “practically all people who go to hospitals with COVID-19, and unfortunately, there are more of them overnight, are people who have not been vaccinated.” “This fourth wave is the unvaccinated wave,” he said.
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