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YouTube Cuts Off Ads for 'Anti-vax' Channels

A number of YouTube channels dedicated to anti-vaccination conspiracy theories will no longer get money from adverts – Youtube announced on Friday. Google's video platform stopped serving ads to lots of popular...

by LibertiesEU

A number of YouTube channels dedicated to anti-vaccination conspiracy theories will no longer get money from adverts – Youtube announced on Friday. Google's video platform stopped serving ads to lots of popular channels that had pushed these views. YouTube said that it had made the decision after a firms who discovered their adverts were running alongside the controversial videos complained. Anti-vaccine views were a "top 10 global health threat" in 2019 the World Health Organization said recently.