YouTube Is Blocking All Anti-Vaccine Content

YouTube is taking down several video channels associated with high-profile anti-vaccine activists including Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who experts say are partially responsible for helping seed the skepticism that’s contributed to slowing vaccination rates across the country.

As part of a new set of policies aimed at cutting down on anti-vaccine content on the Google-owned site, YouTube will ban any videos that claim that commonly used vaccines approved by health authorities are ineffective or dangerous. The company previously blocked videos that made those claims about coronavirus vaccines, but not ones for other vaccines like those for measles or chickenpox.https://www.dianomi.com/smartads.epl?id=3533

Misinformation researchers have for years said the popularity of anti-vaccine content on YouTube was contributing to growing skepticism of lifesaving vaccines in the United States and around the world. Vaccination rates have slowed and about 56 percent of the U.S. population has had two shots, compared with 71 percent in Canada and 67 percent in the United Kingdom. In July, President Biden said social media companies were partially responsible for spreading misinformation about the vaccines, and need to do more to address the issue. …

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Comments

  1. Big Tech makes decisions just like a totalitarian regime. Is anyone surprised? Even with these roadblocks conservatives will get the news and updates they need.

  2. Biden and the tech companies think that they have not only a right, but an obligation to control how people think. They believe that they have the power to decide what is “science” and what is “misinformation”, under the guise of what is good for all people. All we can do is hope conservatives make substantial gains in 2022 so that they have the power to rein in on these companies. There is much that can be done legally to stop the juggernaut smash of free speech, if the political will turns against them.

  3. As government and big tech make it harder to get information both pro and con on any topic from politics to medicine. It makes me even more skeptical of their point of view if i had any differing opinion and most likely, i will start to doubt them on items that we may have common opinions. For me, the exact opposite of what they think they are accomplishing.

  4. Despotic tyrants never learn. Increase the censorship, increase the resistance and rejection. In the end they always loose…always.

  5. William Tapley says

    Even social app moderators, like Neighborhood, take town posts that speak anything against vaccinations. I have been banned for posting that I was vaccinated and had Covid with only mild symptoms. Science and common sense say I do not need a booster. But not what Neighborhood wants to promote. It’s like the 60s sci-fi Body Snatchers. The vaz?I exited zealots pointing at others. Common sense and science carry no weight compared to popular opinion and control.

  6. William Tapley says

    Even social app moderators, like Neighborhood, take town posts that speak anything against vaccinations. I have been banned for posting that I was vaccinated and had Covid with only mild symptoms. Science and common sense say I do not need a booster. But not what Neighborhood wants to promote. It’s like the 60s sci-fi Body Snatchers. The vaccine zealots pointing and yelling at others. Common sense and science carry no weight compared to popular opinion and control.

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