YouTube will no longer punish accounts that question efficacy of face masks: Report

Aug 26, 2022 | Political News

YouTube, the Big Tech video mega-platform, may recently have updated its “misinformation” policies so that it will no longer remove content that questions the validity of wearing a face mask to prevent COVID or penalize accounts that publish such content.

YouTube, which is owned by Google, has lengthy “misinformation policies” related to three controversial topics: Elections, vaccines, and COVID. As recently as April, YouTube forbade any content that claims “wearing a mask is dangerous or causes negative physical health effects” or that “masks do not play a role in preventing the contraction or transmission of COVID-19.”

However, by May 31, YouTube had quietly eliminated both of those references to face masks from its list of COVID “prevention misinformation.”