YouTube Suspends Sky News Australia Channel
Sydney, Aug 1 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st Aug, 2021 ) :YouTube said Sunday it had barred Sky news Australia from uploading new content for one week, citing concerns about Covid-19 misinformation.
The move comes after a review of posts uploaded by the Rupert Murdoch-owned tv channel, which has a substantial online presence.
"We have clear and established Covid-19 medical misinformation policies... to prevent the spread of Covid-19 misinformation that could cause real-world harm," a YouTube statement said.
Sky News confirmed the temporary ban and a spokesperson said "we support broad discussion and debate on a wide range of topics and perspectives which is vital to any democracy".
"We take our commitment to meeting editorial and community expectations seriously." YouTube has a "three strikes" policy on violations, with the first resulting in a one-week suspension, a second strike within 90 days producing a two-week ban, while a third means permanent removal from the platform.
Former US president Donald Trump was temporarily banned under the policy.