ReutersNov 18, 2020 03:15:48 IST
(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s
The hyperlink will ship customers on to authoritative COVID-19 vaccine info from a third-party supply just like the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention or the World Well being Group (WHO), the corporate stated in an announcement.
Conspiracy theories and misinformation in regards to the new coronavirus vaccines have proliferated on social media, together with by means of anti-vaccine personalities on YouTube and viral movies shared throughout a number of platforms.
Final week, a examine carried out in the USA and Britain discovered conspiracy theories and misinformation gas distrust in vaccines and will push ranges that potential COVID-19 vaccines are taken beneath the charges wanted to guard communities in opposition to the illness.
In October, the video platform stated it could take away movies containing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, and ban any content material with claims that contradict consensus from native well being authorities or the WHO.
YouTube’s transfer on Tuesday follows promising outcomes from two main vaccine efforts. Moderna Inc
(Reporting by Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Modifying by Shailesh Kuber)
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