YouTube Removed More than 500,000 Covid Misinformation Videos

In the Letter from Susan: Our 2021 Priorities of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki which was published on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, it was stated that since February the platform has removed more than half a million videos with misinformation about coronavirus.

We’ve updated our policies to remove egregious medical misinformation about COVID-19 to prohibit things like saying the virus is a hoax or promoting medically unsubstantiated cures in place of seeking treatment. We’ve continued to make updates to our COVID-19 policies to stay current with the science, and we’ve removed more than more than half a million videos under these policies since February.”

–Letter from Susan: Our 2021 Priorities

In a tweet, Wojcicki wrote:

“Today I updated the YouTube community on our priorities for 2021. Read more about our plans to grow the creator economy, live up to our responsibilities, help people learn, build for the future & advocate for creators on regulatory issues:”

Here’s a summary of YouTube’s 2021 priorities by CEO Susan Wojcicki:

Source: Letter from Susan: Our 2021 Priorities

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