YouTube has confirmed on Tuesday that it has suspended the One News America Network (OANN) channel for repeatedly violating the video site’s policy regarding the sharing of COVID – 19 misinformation. The channel has also been monetized as a result of the suspension, YouTube added.
“Since the beginning of this epidemic, we have worked to prevent the spread of harmful COVID – 19 – related misinformation on YouTube. Prevents content from being present, “YouTube said in a statement. “In addition, due to repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy and other channel monetization policies, we have suspended the channel from the YouTube Partner Program and, as a result, monetized YouTube.”
YouTube has three strike policies before removing an account. OANN’s channel is still live, but the strike will not be able to upload new videos or launch new live streams for a week. To make money from videos going forward, you need to reapply to the OANN YouTube Partner Program. The account will be required to troubleshoot any issues that may have led to the suspension of the program.
OANN has recently become a favorite of President Donald Trump. The President has repeatedly said Voter fraud And voting machine fraud in the presidential election.Parts of the network promote unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about the massive
YouTube does not have a policy prohibiting misrepresentations about elections. Previously the operating systemMr. To take OANN video that falsely claims that Trump won the 2020 election. The video was uploaded the day after the election, before any official news item could be presented. CBS News predicted Joe Biden as the winner on November 7.
YouTube initially added a box at the bottom of the video stating that the election results were not final and included a link to a Google search on the vote count. On November 7, YouTube updated the box and announced that the Associated Press had won the election.
At the beginning of the year the White House Reporters’ Association released OANN headlines when the network was removed from the daily White House conference cycle.. The employee, Chanel Ryan, continued to attend as a guest at the White House.
Stephen Condell contributed to the reporting.