YouTube bans COVID-19 content that disregards World Health Organisation

YouTube bans COVID-19 content that disregards World Health Organisation

YouTube has said that it will remove content that contradicts official advice given by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Company CEO Susan Wojcicki said in a recent interview that the platform will crack down on "medically unsubstantiated" content in the future, according to the BBC.

She stated that this is part of multiple moves to stamp out "misinformation" across YouTube.

"So people saying, ‘Take vitamin C, take turmeric, we’ll cure you,’ those are the examples of things that would be a violation of our policy,” Wojcicki said, speaking to CNN.

“Anything that would go against World Health Organisation recommendations would be a violation of our policy.”

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YouTube isn't the only platform taking a bold stance against conspiracy theories. Snapchat also has a hub of approved information and guidance available on its mobile app, as well as an AR Coronavirus quiz to help users swot up on pandemic news.

Facebook is also urging users to seek out official information given by WHO will the aid of a pop up that directs them to WHO's website whenever they share something COVID-19 related. 

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Danielle Partis is Editor of She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.


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