Speaking on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with host Brian Stelter, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki stated that anything that would contradict World Health Organization recommendations would be removed from the platform.
H/T: The Daily Wire
Wojcicki said, “We have actually seen a 75 percent increase in the news coming from authoritative sources since the beginning of 2020. So, we have seen a lot of demand there. But then we also —”
Stelter interrupted, “What does that mean? That means an increase in video views for those?”
Wojcicki continued, “Yes. And so we talk about that as raising authoritative information. But then we also talk about removing information that is problematic, you know. Of course, anything that is medically unsubstantiated. So people saying, like, take vitamin C, you know, take turmeric, like, those are — will cure you. Those are the examples of things that would be a violation of our policy. Anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy. And so remove is another really important part of our policy.”
Watch the exchange below.
It is alarming that @YouTube now relies on the @WHO’s biased recommendations to decide what video content to take down.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 22, 2020
The @WHO gave inaccurate information about the spread of the virus, still parrots Chinese propaganda, and fought @realDonaldTrump’s China travel ban. pic.twitter.com/eTG9JG2eRs
Watch the full interview below.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcocki says users are using the platform during the coronavirus crisis.— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) April 19, 2020
It started with basic information but now users “want to know about life under quarantine... like exercise at home. How do I fix my freezer? How do I give myself a haircut.” pic.twitter.com/p8jxTUBRte