Social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been warning their users about the spread of false or misleading information regarding Covid-19 for so long. Many posts have been deleted from these platforms for violating the guidelines. A similar case has been reported and the most popular video streaming platform YouTube has suspended an American news channel One America News Network (OAN or OANN) as it failed to follow the Covid-19 related guidelines by the company. As a penalty, the channel won’t be able to post new videos for a week whereas, the already posted videos will be demonetized for that particular week.
YouTube has pulled off the video from the channel; however, the company warns the channel that if it violates the rules again, it won’t be allowed a bunch of actions to perform for another one week. The company has a three-strike policy that means if a channel breaks the rules for the second time within 90-days of the first penalty, it will receive a second strike resulting in a two-week suspension of the channel. However, the third strike in the 90-day time period will result in the permanent termination of the channel from YouTube.
This is not the first time when OANN shared a piece of misleading content, recently on the US Elections; the channel shared a video saying “Trump won”. YouTube decided not to remove that video and add a warning instead which was not enough for the channel we suppose.