According to a YouTube blog post, the widely used video platform is moving quickly to broaden its restriction regulations around ‘medical disinformation.’
YouTube is consolidating its current policy into three categories in an effort to prevent the long-term restriction of medical material with which authorities disagree. YouTube has announced that it would be restricting access to select videos that promote or glorify cancer treatments.
According to the notice, content advocating alleged hazardous or ineffective cancer therapies, or discouraging viewers from seeking so-called competent medical care, will be removed beginning immediately and escalate in the following weeks.
YouTube’s statement claims to take into account the ever-changing nature of medical research and practice.
As stated in the release, their objective is to guarantee that whenever it comes to subjects with well-studied scientific agreement, YouTube will not serve as a platform for sharing material that might hurt people.
According to the release, “medical misinformation” will be broken down into three distinct subheadings: prevention, treatment, and denial. According to YouTube’s policy, videos that contradict so-called health authority guidelines will be taken down.
According to a lawsuit filed on August 2, Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has sued YouTube and Google for allegedly breaching his free speech.
The complaint details multiple instances of Kennedy’s videos being banned from YouTube for violating the company’s “vaccine misinformation” policy.
Kennedy’s complaint claims that the government determines the parameters for medical censorship since YouTube does not allow users to express anything that opposes the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical information or the local health authorities concerning COVID-19.
Sean Hannity hosted a July town hall with Democrat presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., where COVID policies and treatment options were argued.
Off-label usage of ivermectin (the “Wonder Drug”) for the treatment of COVID-19 was verified earlier this month by a lawyer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).