YouTube Toughens its Rules Around Dangerous Conspiracy Theories
YouTube has introduced a brand new replace to its guidelines round hate speech, with a deal with decreasing the distribution of conspiracy theories like QAnon, which have finally branched into real-world violence.
As explained by YouTube:
"Today we're further expanding both our hate and harassment policies to prohibit content that targets an individual or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world violence. One example would be content that threatens or harrasses someone by suggesting they are complicit in one of these harmful conspiracies, such as QAnon or Pizzagate."
This comes simply days after Fb strengthened its stance towards QAnon-related content material, recognizing the evolving hazard of the group and its exercise – although Fb’s motion goes a bit additional, in that it’s going to see the elimination of all Fb Pages, Teams and Instagram accounts which characterize QAnon.
So, there are still known 'Q-related' channels on YouTube, which will not be removed under this update.There are not any straightforward solutions, however the penalties will be extreme. Possibly, with the rising shift to limit such actions, we’ll see a change in method to comparable warnings.