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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Amazon sues influencers, claiming they promoted fake luxury products

  • Amazon filed a lawsuit Thursday against two influencers who it says promoted counterfeit products on their social media accounts.
  • Kelly Fitzpatrick and Sabrina Kelly-Krejci, the influencers named in the suit, are being accused of working with 11 other individuals or businesses to list and promote fake luxury items sold on Amazon in what Amazon describes as an “order this/get this” scheme.
  • According to the suit, Fitzpatrick and Kelly-Krejci would promote an Amazon listing for a seemingly generic item, which was in fact a designer imitation. The fake listings were an effort to dupe Amazon’s counterfeit detection tools, Amazon says. 
  • Amazon has been waging war against counterfeit products on its platform for several years, recently launching a Counterfeit Crimes Unit to help investigate and bring legal action against knock-off items on its platform. 
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Amazon has filed a lawsuit against two social media influencers, claiming

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