YouTube bans conspiracy theories content targeting individuals

YouTube bans conspiracy theories content targeting individuals

He said Location YouTube today, Thursday: It bans content targeting an individual or group using conspiracy theories, such as: QAnon or Pizzagate, which are “used to justify violence in the real world.”

“Managing disinformation and harmful conspiracy theories is challenging,” the site said. Because content is always changing and evolving. To effectively handle this type of content, it is important that our teams review and update our policies and systems continuously; To reflect frequent changes ”.

YouTube added: “Today, we are taking another step in our efforts to reduce hate and harassment by removing more conspiracy theory content used to justify violence in the real world.”

YouTube said at Published On his blog: He will start implementing these expanded hate and harassment policies immediately and will intensify in the coming weeks.

YouTube’s move comes in the wake of recent crackdowns announced by other major social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, against the conspiracy theory content QAnon.

QAnon is reported to be a widespread and unfounded conspiracy theory claiming without evidence that US President (Donald Trump) is secretly fighting a gang of pedophiles that includes prominent Democrats, Hollywood elites and allies of “deep nations”. The FBI has described the conspiracy as a potential instigator of domestic terrorism.

Conspiracy theory also borrows elements from Pizzagate’s pseudo-theory of a pedophilia episode that was carried out at a restaurant in Washington, DC.

YouTube said: “Given the evolving nature and changing tactics of groups promoting these conspiracy theories, we will continue to adapt our policies to keep pace with the action, and remain committed to taking the necessary steps to fulfill this responsibility.”

YouTube said on Wednesday: It will delete videos promoting misleading information about the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, and expand its existing rules that prohibit lies and conspiracy theories related to the epidemic.

The world’s largest video sharing site said: It will now block any content with claims about (Covid-19) vaccines that contradict the consensus of local health authorities, or the World Health Organization.

YouTube said in a post: This would include removing claims that the vaccine will kill people or cause infertility, or that microchips will be implanted in people who receive the vaccine.

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