YouTube suspends OANN for every week after it posted faux Covid-19 remedy

The brand of video-sharing web site YouTube is displayed on a smartphone on November 19, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

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YouTube on Tuesday barred One America Information Community (OANN) from posting new movies and livestreaming for one week, after the right-leaning media group uploaded a faux remedy for the coronavirus.

“After cautious evaluation, we eliminated a video from OANN and issued a strike on the channel for violating our COVID-19 misinformation coverage, which prohibits content material claiming there is a assured remedy,” a YouTube spokesperson informed CNBC. “Moreover, as a consequence of repeated violations of our Covid-19 misinformation coverage and different channel monetization insurance policies, we have suspended the channel from the YouTube Associate Program and because of this, its monetization on YouTube.

It was unclear what particularly OANN’s video mentioned a couple of Covid-19 remedy that made YouTube determine to droop the channel.

The group should reapply to YouTube’s Associate Program (YPP) if it needs the power to become profitable off of its present content material once more. YPP is YouTube’s program that connects massive YouTube channels with advertisers. YouTube mentioned broadly that corporations will solely be readmitted after they’ve mounted the problems that led to suspension.

Tuesday’s transfer marks YouTube’s largest crackdown towards OANN. The social media big has been criticized for permitting OANN to unfold misinformation, resembling false claims that President Donald Trump received the Presidential election.

Axios first reported on YouTube’s suspension of OANN.

A consultant from OANN couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.

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