YouTube suspends OANN for promoting fake COVID-19 cure - Business Insider

YouTube just suspended OANN from its platform after it said the conservative media outlet promoted a fake cure for COVID-19

11/25/2020 1:44:00 AM

YouTube just suspended OANN from its platform after it said the conservative media outlet promoted a fake cure for COVID-19

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Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesYouTube has suspended the conservative media outlet OANN from posting videos and monetizing its content for a week after it posted a video promoting a fake COVID-19 cure.The site's policies prohibit users from posting content that claims there is a guaranteed cure for the coronavirus disease.

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The suspension comes as misinformation surrounding the pandemic and the 2020 presidential election continues to proliferate the online world.Social media platforms have attempted to crack down on misinformation by flagging or removing posts, many of which are published by Republicans, prompting conservatives to launch accusations of anti-conservative bias at tech companies.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.YouTube is temporarily suspending One America News Network (OANN) from the platform after the conservative media outlet uploaded a video promoting a fake COVID-19 cure.OANN is temporarily prohibited from both posting new videos and being able to make money off of existing videos for a week. It will have to reapply for YouTube's monetization feature, according to headtopics.com

Axios, which first reported the news.In a statement to Business Insider, YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said: "After careful review, we removed a video from OANN and issued a strike on the channel for violating our COVID-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content claiming there's a guaranteed cure. Additionally, due to repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy and other channel monetization policies, we've suspended the channel from the YouTube Partner Program and as a result, its monetization on YouTube."

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