YouTube is reportedly removing all misinformation videos about vaccines starting Wednesday.
“The ban will include any media that claims vaccines are dangerous or lead to chronic health outcomes such as autism," said Matt Halprin, the global head of trust and safety at YouTube.
As part of this new policy, the company has also taken down YouTube channels of some prominent anti-vaccine advocates, including Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Since the pandemic started, critics blamed social media companies like Facebook (FB) - Get Free Report, Twitter (TWTR,) - Get Free Report and YouTube for indirectly promoting COVID- related conspiracy theories.
This led to YouTube banning videos that spread misinformation about COVID vaccines. The company has taken down over 130,000 videos since then.