YouTube announced the introduction of banning all anti-vaccine content describing it as ‘false information about the COVID vaccines’. Such content can include claims that the vaccine causes infertility and that the MMR shot, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella, can cause autism. The platform is also banning channels associated with several prominent anti-vaccine activists including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Joseph Mercola.
Earlier, the issue also touched the Russian information network RT’s German-language channels. Those were deleted from the YouTube platform, as the company said they violated the guidelines in terms of its COVID-19 misinformation policy.
As stated, the decision was made after YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have been criticized for not doing enough to stop the spread of ‘false health information’ on their sites. However, Internet users turned out to be not ready for such a ‘betrayal’ from the sites they have in their daily use, which now caused them only disappointments.