YouTube Is Cracking Down On Videos And Creators Sharing COVID Vaccine Misinformation

On Wednesday, YouTube announced it is expanding its ban on vaccine misinformation and deplatformed two prominent anti-vaccine advocates.

LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Video streaming platform YouTube announced today that it is expanding its ban on vaccine misinformation. The company now says all false information about approved vaccines will be removed from its platform. NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel has been tracking vaccine misinformation and joins us now to talk about what this ban will mean. Hey, Jeff.

GEOFF BRUMFIEL, BYLINE: Hi there, Leila.

FADEL: So let’s start with today’s announcement. What’s YouTube actually doing here?

BRUMFIEL: So it’s basically expanding what it defines

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