YouTube just suspended OANN after it said the conservative media outlet promoted a fake cure for COVID-19



a close up of a person holding a sign: A reporter with One America News Network works at a campaign rally with President Donald Trump on September 25, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images


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A reporter with One America News Network works at a campaign rally with President Donald Trump on September 25, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

  • YouTube has suspended the conservative media outlet OANN from posting videos and monetizing its content for a week after it posted a video promoting a fake COVID-19 cure.
  • The site’s policies prohibit users from posting content that claims there is a guaranteed cure for the coronavirus disease.
  • The suspension comes as misinformation surrounding the pandemic and the 2020 presidential election continues to proliferate the online world.
  • Social media platforms have attempted to crack down on misinformation by flagging or removing posts, many of which are published by Republicans, prompting conservatives to launch accusations of anti-conservative bias at tech companies.
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YouTube is temporarily suspending One America News Network (OANN) from the platform

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YouTube Bans Trump-Friendly OANN For One Week After Network Touted Fake Covid Cure

Topline

YouTube blocked One America News Network (OANN) from posting new videos or earning money on its platform for one week after the conservative network promoted misleading information about the Covid-19 pandemic, Axios first reported, a move that comes as the network gains new attention amid President Trump’s feud with Fox News.

Key Facts

It’s the first time YouTube has restricted the Trump-friendly network, according to Axios, though OANN has also violated YouTube’s Covid-19 misinformation policy before. 

The ban will block OANN from posting new videos on YouTube’s site and bar the network from earning money through YouTube’s “Partner Program.”

A YouTube spokesperson, Ivy Choi, told CNN the platform removed the video and restricted the network from its site

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A Cure for Stuck-At-Home Internet

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Amazon recently refreshed its mesh lineup with the Eero 6, and it’s a compelling offering at its price, provided you don’t need full gigabit speeds. It has a friendly mobile app and integrated smart home support through Alexa, too, and its compatibility with Wi-Fi 6 can help route all that gridlocked internet traffic that’s adding to the strife at home.

Eero 6

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An update to Amazon’s mesh wifi router with WiFi 6 compatibility and an integrated Zigbee radio for smart home integration.

Price

$130 for

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