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29 Feb 2020

YouTube reportedly censors videos about novel coronavirus by removal or demonetization, company says they fall under “sensitive topics”

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues in China and the rest of the world, numerous videos have been posted on YouTube, suggesting with fair account, that the actual death toll caused by the disease is higher than the official figures. Youtube has been accused of censoring content that give these alternative accounts of the coronavirus situation in China by removing such videos or associated ads.

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre is invited Google, parent company of YouTube, to respond, it did not. A tweet from Youtube’s official account has been included below, with the company saying that videos featuring the coronavirus falls under “sensitive topics” advertising-friendly guideline.


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