YouTube pulls videos with information about unsafe abortion methods
YouTube said it will remove content that provides guidance on unsafe abortion methods as well as false claims about safe abortion. Such content violates the platform’s health wrong information policies. YouTube said it will begin removing those videos today and ramp up efforts in the coming weeks.
Additionally, YouTube is adding a bulletin board below abortion-related videos and above linked search results. The panel includes context and information from local and global health authorities, the service said.
“Like all of our policies on health/medical topics, we rely on published guidance from health authorities,” a tweet from the YouTube Insider Twitter account . “We make it a priority to connect people with content from authoritative sources on health topics, and we continually review our policies and products as real-world events unfold.”
YouTube is taking the step after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a ruling that guarantees abortion rights in the country. Several states immediately moved to ban abortion following the court decision in late June.
Communication ban COVID-19 misinformation after the pandemic broke out. By August 2021, it has been taken down over a million videos with dangerous COVID-19 misinformation. Next month, the foundation Prohibited content with misinformation about vaccines.
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