YouTube CEO Says Platform Will Remove Coronavirus Content That Goes Against WHO Guidelines

YouTube CEO Says Platform Will Remove Coronavirus Content That Goes Against WHO Guidelines

In a recent interview with CNN, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said the platform will begin banning content that promotes any unproven or fake treatments for coronavirus. In addition, the platform will seek to block any content that "goes against" WHO guidelines on the pandemic.

YouTube has already banned videos that attempt to claim connections between 5G technology and coronavirus, with the latest move introducing more restrictions. In a recent interview with CNN, CEO Susan Wojcicki said the platform would remove "problematic" content related to the pandemic and "anything that is medically unsubstantiated" in an attempt to battle misinformation that places people at serious risk. For example, content that peddles unsubstantiated herbal cures for coronavirus will be removed. It is not clear how YouTube will police its massive library of content that grows substantially every day or where exactly it will draw the line given that health authorities are not in full agreement about some aspects of the pandemic, though the move seems designed more to combat extreme misinformation. Earlier this year, the company had announced plans to demonetize any videos discussing coronavirus, but it quickly went back on the decision after heavy resistance from the platform's creators. 

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Deleted Account's picture

Good!

That is all.

Deleted Account's picture

If you like things with censorship and a strong paternal hand, you'll love North Korea.

I have heard their Dear Leader keeps a watchful eye on his excellent policies to make sure that photographers do not corrupt the general public - perhaps our much beloved citrus and these new attitudes by American companies are glittering signs of hope that one day this paradise will extend to our brilliance and shiny nation as well.

Deleted Account's picture

Did you think of that fallacy of relative privation all on your own? It's not even a well-executed fallacy.

Also, a brand new troll account.

Deleted Account's picture

Says the guy with 7 downvotes, with not a hint of self awareness or irony.

Deleted Account's picture

And there we have an appeal to popularity. You're not very good at this.

Deleted Account's picture

This isn't a formal debate, rainman.

Deleted Account's picture

How incredibly disappointing you are; how is it you manage to function in society without a full-time carer? I suppose even a moron with a menial job can survive by living in a share house and eating noodles.

You idiots want to turn it into some sort of point scoring troll then become dismissive when it becomes clear you are stupid.

Bernie Bros's picture

Interesting how one of the first stops in the "compassionate" liberal insult playbook is typically economic status. Particularly ironic, as the party you identify with represents the majority of high-school dropouts and felons.

Deleted Account's picture

If you want to get under a person's skin then you need to ensure what you are saying contains even the slightest hint of accuracy as it pertains to the psychology (or other attribute) of your interlocutor.

Profile fail.

How about you try again. You can do better.

Also, morons commenting on politics, who can't think beyond the incredibly narrow and hyper-partisan US "conservative" and "liberal", owing to a complete failure of education, are not worth anyone's time.

Bernie Bros's picture

Step two in the lefty playbook, attack the educational level of your opponent, and withdraw from (a) debate (you can't substantively engage in and destined to lose).

The pigeon who kicks all the pieces over, defecates on the chessboard, and declares victory method of debate.

Deleted Account's picture

Oh wait, do you actually believe that somewhere in that failed ad hominem exists an argument?

You are even more stupid than I credited you for. It's hardly surprising that my response went way over your head. You're the sort of idiot who would try and argue about advanced physics against a physicist and then complain when they point out you lack the math or physics education to have an entry level conversation. Have you met my friends Dunning and Kruger?

Try again. Try harder.

Alfonse Diantonio's picture

Which party represents high school dropouts? Hopefully not any of the dumb libs. I'm one (only got to junior) but I'm doing just fine for myself! Why did you put felons with high school dropouts? I'm confused. Their not the same.

Bernie Bros's picture

First, I don't look down (or up) to anyone based on their education. Accomplishment and character matter most. I'm merely pointing out to the side that puts overweight significance on education, and uses the accusation that their opponents are insufficiently educated (and therefore inferior), that their ideology overwhemingly appeals to the very people they hypocritically hold in contempt.

And yes, for the last 60 years, the Dems win the support of those with the lowest education qualifications, and, separately, the rapists, murderers, heroin dealers and armed robbers who plague our society. Dem governors aren't eager to allow felons still serving sentences to vote because those dealers of human misery and suffering are going be voting for Republicans.

Alfonse Diantonio's picture

Look I hate some of those crazy libs too, but you are saying some mean things that lumps a bunch of people together that you shouldn't. Not all dems are bad, just the crazy libs. Theyre are crazy reps too! You are really angry an it shows. I hope you find Jesus and stop being so hateful: it makes you look like an ugly person. And I know you can be better!

Alfonse Diantonio's picture

I heard North Korea isn't that great of a place to live. Why do you like it there and what makes it a paradise?

Deleted Account's picture

Seriously?

Alfonse Diantonio's picture

Seriously what? I don't understand.

jonas y's picture

Besides covering for CCP, which is why we have this level of disaster in the first place, we have gems like this "WHO stands by recommendation to not wear masks if you are not sick or not caring for someone who is sick"(https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/world/coronavirus-who-masks-recommendatio...) Letting a platform editorializing and enforcing "Remove Coronavirus Content That Goes Against WHO Guidelines", what could go wrong?

MC G's picture

Nice lol

VINICIUS YUZO ZUCARELI's picture

Also let's delete Sweden off the internet, since they are not following WHO.

Mike Robinson's picture

Sweden has the highest death rate per capita among the Nordic countries and the 11th highest per capita in the world, all on a gamble that has no scientific basis. Sweden has 217 deaths per/m and the US by contrast 167. The UK, which started out on the Swedish model, has 305 per/m. There is presently no evidence someone who has had the disease will be immune to re-infection, and there can be lasting heath effects for some of those who are infected. But as with all things, facts must be muddled by political considerations.

Bernie Bros's picture

Economic catastrophe can also cause many deaths, some sense of proportion must be maintained. The purpose of the shutdowns was to prevent the fast moving virus from causing too many cases at once overwhelming medical facilities, NOT to prevent infection.

Otherwise, we’d be on lockdown every flu season.

So if the number of cases requiring hospitalization is manageable, the goal has been achieved.

The “not one life must be lost! Lives are worth more than money” are largely being disingenuous, and are to leverage an extended shutdown of capitalism to push some other agenda.

Mike Robinson's picture

I'm merely pointing out the statistics. Compare Sweden's death rate of 217 p/million to California's which is 46 per/million. And as noted, there is no known immunity to the virus for those who have been infected. You are correct, some don't care about others losing their life, as long as they figure they won't be among them.

Bernie Bros's picture

Since you're accusing me of being indifferent to human life, what I the purpose of the shut-in orders, and when should the be lifted?

Come on, you're tough behind your keyboard, surely you can answer those two clear questions in a concise, objective manner.

Speak up or reinforce the impression you promote of arrogant, shallow thinking elitism.

Alfonse Diantonio's picture

What about 5G? I heard the towers do this. Gotta get rid of them, then we can go outside again. I think the Chinese made the towers, so theres a big connection, right?

Mike Robinson's picture

An anonymous account trolling political junk on a photography site. I'm impressed neither by your lack of facts nor your political agenda.

Bernie Bros's picture

I hope this means they will reinstate the videos from JANUARY, in which the WHO said Human to Human transmission was not possible.

Brook Brown's picture

Lord knows we don’t need the idiotic masses thinking for themselves...

Geoff Miller's picture

Facebook is also deleting accounts of groups trying to organize lockdown protests.

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