November 24, 2020

YouTube bans far right-wing OAN channel for a week

San Francisco (AFP) – YouTube stopped One America News Network, one of US President Donald Trump’s favored channels, from posting new videos for a week for falsely claiming Covid-19 has a cure, the social media network said Tuesday.The popular Google-owned site also temporarily stopped OAN from making money from content already online, spokesperson Ivy Choi said.”After careful review, we removed a video from OANN and issued a strike on the channel for violating our COVID-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content claiming there’s a guaranteed cure,” Choi said in a statement.This is the …


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