YouTube announced Wednesday that it will be banning misleading and inaccurate content about vaccines in order to stop the spread of misinformation.
The platform said that its current community guidelines already prohibit the sharing of medical misinformation. It also had previously banned content containing made up information about Covid vaccines under its COVID-19 misinformation policy.
This new adjustment extends its misinformation policy to cover all vaccines that have been proven to be safe.
The company’s announcement said that false claims about the Covid vaccine has spilled into lies about all vaccines, and that YouTube is taking seriously the point our society is in to stop misinformation.
Newly banned videos include ones that claim various rigorously-proven vaccines aren’t safe, or cause health issues such as cancer or infertility.
While some pages have been removed already, YouTube has warned that it will take time to enforce the new policy.