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YouTube Toughens its Rules Around Dangerous Conspiracy Theories, with a Focus on QAnon Content | Social Media Today

YouTube Toughens its Rules Around Dangerous Conspiracy Theories, with a Focus on QAnon Content | Social Media Today

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A few days after Facebook, Youtube bans "content that targets an individual or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world violence... such as QAnon or Pizzagate", although they may except "news coverage on these issues or content discussing them without targeting individuals or protected groups".

"Experts have been warning the major platforms about the threat posed by QAnon for years... Why has it taken this long?"

And what's next after Qanon, COVID-19 conspiracies and anti-vaxxer content? "What about climate change, and counter science movements?" Expect lots of 'slippery slope' arguments in the coming years, particularly when they mis-step and actually ban content which turns out to be accurate.

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