YouTube to censor abortion “misinformation”

  • YouTube said on Thursday it will remove videos that provide instructions for unsafe abortion methods or promote false claims about abortion safety.
  • The company said it will also launch an information panel under all abortion-related videos.
  • YouTube has been facing public pressure to take action against misleading search results and content.

YouTube said on Thursday that it’s cracking down on videos containing abortion misinformation and will take down videos deemed unsafe.

“Starting today and ramping up over the next few weeks, we will remove content that provides instructions for unsafe abortion methods or promotes false claims about abortion safety under our medical misinformation policies,” the company said in a tweet.

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YouTube parent Google has come under fire in recent months after a group of lawmakers began urging the company to clamp down on search results that allegedly steer people looking for abortion services to crisis pregnancy centers opposing abortion. Google announced earlier this month that it will work to quickly delete location history for people going to abortion sites and other medical sites following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.



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