Posted BY: Jasmine | NwoReport

YouTube, owned by Google, has announced a significant policy change to combat what it deems “medical misinformation.Another way for them to hide the truth from you. The platform will now prohibit sharing information related to alternative cancer treatments and disease prevention. This decision is outlined in a blog post by YouTube’s Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health Partnership, Dr. Garth Graham, and Vice President and Global Head of Trust and Safety, Matt Halprin.

The blog post highlights that YouTube’s focus on removing cancer misinformation is part of its ongoing effort to align with local and global health authority guidelines and combat real-world severe risks, such as COVID-19 misinformation and vaccine-related content. The company acknowledges the lessons learned from addressing health-related misinformation and aims to simplify its approach for creators, viewers, and partners.

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Previously, YouTube introduced a “certification” protocol for medical information, requiring content to adhere to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. With the declining significance of the COVID-19 pandemic, YouTube is shifting its attention to cancer-related information. The platform has been a platform for sharing traditional and alternative cancer treatment information.

However, to prevent disseminating of harmful content, YouTube is tightening its policies. The company emphasizes that its platform is not intended to distribute information that could harm people. As a result, any content suggesting alternative cancer treatments or disease prevention strategies that contradict health authority guidance or WHO recommendations will be removed.

YouTube plans to categorize its medical misinformation guidelines into three categories: Prevention, Treatment, and Denial. This will help clarify its stance on various health conditions, treatments, and substances.YouTube’s content evaluation will be based on publicly available guidance from health authorities worldwide, including bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the WHO.

Content contradicting health authority guidance on prevention, transmission, approved vaccines, and treatments for specific health conditions will be removed. The move comes amid concerns that alternative cancer treatments and prevention strategies may undermine established medical practices. YouTube’s revised policy seeks to maintain a platform that aligns with trusted health guidelines and authoritative sources while curtailing content that could potentially mislead users seeking reliable medical information. Readers are directed to the full blog post for more details on the new policies.