YouTube Suspends ‘Oann’ From Monetization, Strikes Channel For Repeated Covid Misinformation

YouTube Suspends ‘Oann’ From Monetization, Strikes Channel For Repeated Covid Misinformation
YouTube has removed a video from the channel belonging to Oann -- a far-right news network that stands for One America News Network -- and also issued a strike against the channel for violating its Covid-19 misinformation policies.

“Early on in this pandemic, we’ve worked to prevent the spread of harmful misinformation associated with Covid-19 on YouTube,” YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi tells Tubefilter in a statement. “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."

Furthermore, Choi says that “due to repeated violations of our Covid-19 misinformation policy and other channel monetization policies, we've suspended the channel from the YouTube Partner Program and as a result, its monetization on YouTube.”

Oann had previously received a warning for transmitting Covid misinformation, YouTube says, and at the time received a warning.
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