YouTube will ban any content containing medical advice that contradicts World Health Organisation (WHO) coronavirus recommendations, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki.
Wojcicki announced the policy on CNN on Sunday. WHO is an agency of the UN, charged with overseeing global public health. The Verdict report continues:
Wojcicki said that the Google-owned video streaming platform would be "removing information that is problematic".
She told host Brian Stelter that this would include "anything that is medically unsubstantiated".
"So people saying 'take vitamin C; take turmeric, we'll cure you', those are the examples of things that would be a violation of our policy," she said.
"Anything that would go against World Health Organisation recommendations would be a violation of our policy."
While the decision has been welcomed by many, some have accused the streaming giant of censorship.