YouTube Just Demonetized Anti-Vax Channels

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After advertisers complained about programmatic ad placements on anti-vax videos, YouTube removed ads on videos that advocate against vaccination.

YouTube removes ads from anti-vaccination video channels
YouTube removes ads from anti-vaccination video channels.

YouTube on Friday said it would prevent channels that promote anti-vax content from running advertising, saying explicitly that such videos fall under its policy prohibiting the monetization of videos with “dangerous and harmful” content. The move comes after advertisers on YouTube pulled their ads from these videos, following inquiries from BuzzFeed News.

We have strict policies that govern what videos we allow ads to appear on, and videos that promote anti-vaccination content are a violation of those policies. We enforce these policies vigorously, and if we find a video that violates them, we immediately take action and remove ads,” a YouTube spokesperson said in an email statement to BuzzFeed News.

In addition to demonetizing anti-vax content, YouTube also introduced a new information panel pertaining to vaccines. Now, a considerably larger number of anti-vax videos have an information panel that links to the Wikipedia page for “vaccine hesitancy”, where it is described as “one of the top ten global health threats of 2019” according the World Health Organization.

Free speech matters, and the people worried about it aren’t all bigots! Even if it is not your point of view, you shouldn’t censor it! That’s what I call intolerance! And the death of freedom of speech!

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[BuzzFeed]

4 COMMENTS

  1. That’s why Alex Jones Channel has been shut down. It is Nazi policy to force children to get toxic cocktails (= vaccines) into their blood vessels. Alabama Health Authority said in her video I saw in Alabama health Department ” A “herd” of vaccinated people can prevent spreading diseases.” Yes, to them, we are their “herd”, their cattle. Do you know where Food Stamp has been managed? The answer is Department of Agriculture. Can you connect the dots? Yes, we are “herd” that is why Department of Agriculture issues Food Stamps to feed “herd” of people.

  2. Flood Update: Homes Threatened by Floods in the US South
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5vo53rltws

    This is the 5th day of the continuous and intense rain around Tennessee River valley. Last night, it rained so intensely that I’ve found a little creek in front of my house became like a lake. I’ve never seen the water so close to my hillside house. Through this evening to next morning, we are going to have more intense rain with thunders.

    Yesterday evening, I’d checked Spring Park with a golf course in Tuscumbia, and found out whole that area were covered by fast moving water. This morning, a major highway, Wilson Dam Road had been closed because of the flooding water. All the parks along the Tennessee River had been flooded. Wilson Dam built in 1924 might not last very much if the water is so high.

  3. The fascist empire YOUTUBE will someday end these. And many of us will feel relieved, knowing that they will stop controlling us in everything.

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