YouTube will remove videos that according to the company spread “misinformation” about abortion and whose content they consider unsafe for viewers, reported Thursday from the platform through its corporate social networks.
In this regard, YouTube assured that they prioritize connecting their users with authoritative health sources, so they will deploy a tab attached to the content on abortion that will include definitions extracted from the National Library of Medicine.
This kind of dashboard will include a link and instructions on how to consult your local medical authority for advice.
This YouTube initiative to be implemented over the next few weeks comes after Google, the platform’s parent company, came under fire from lawmakers and left-wing activists over its way of ranking the order of abortion news stories that appear first on the search engine.
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According to these allegations, search engine optimization (SEO) tools are redirecting those who search Google for clinics to remove their fetuses to pregnancy care centers (opposed to abortion).
The company announced earlier this month that, following the overturning of the ‘Roe v. Wade’ ruling that allowed abortion, it will work to quickly remove the location history of people attending abortion clinics.