(Natural News) YouTube has expanded its policies regarding so-called Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) “misinformation.” The popular video-sharing platform has now banned all videos that seek out prayer or faith healing against the coronavirus.
“The safety of our creators, viewers and partners is our highest priority,” claimed YouTube in its policy page about so-called COVID-19 medical misinformation. “We look to each of you to help us protect this unique and vibrant community. It’s important you understand our Community Guidelines and the role they play in our shared responsibility to keep YouTube safe.”
This COVID-19 misinformation policy prevents any video that “contradicts local health authorities or the World Health Organization (WHO).”
This means any video that questions the guidance of the WHO or other local health authorities regarding how to prevent, diagnose, treat or transmit COVID-19 will be censored from YouTube. Videos that also question social distancing and self-isolation guidelines, as well as the very existence of COVID-19, are also banned from the site.
Regarding videos that talk about COVID-19 treatment, YouTube’s policy will outright ban any content “that encourages the use of home remedies, prayer or rituals in place of medical treatment such as consulting a doctor or going to the hospital.”
This includes all content that recommends the use of ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine, questions the efficacy of masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and claims that wearing masks can have negative health effects. The policy even extends to censoring videos that provide claims “about COVID-19 vaccination that contradict expert consensus from local health authorities or WHO.”
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