YouTube says it's removed 1 million videos for COVID-19 misinformation

Posted on AllSides August 26th, 2021
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YouTube has since February 2020 removed more than 1 million videos related to "dangerous" coronavirus information, such as false cures or claims of a hoax, Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said in a blog post Wednesday. 

Putting the number in context is difficult because of the gargantuan scale of Google's service, the internet's biggest source of video, with more than 2 billion monthly users. 

It appears to double the total tally of videos removed since the beginning of the pandemic; in January, YouTube said it had removed more than 500,000 videos for COVID-19 misinformation. But YouTube doesn't...

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