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Why do some YouTube video channels say that they are not allowed to say the word "Covid"?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (19785points) 1 week ago

Mainly preparedness channels.

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rebbel's avatar

Probably has to do with demonetisation (threats).

ragingloli's avatar

To combat misinformation in regards to coronavirus (motivated by the desire to not lose advertisers), youtube bots demonetise videos that use the word.

rockfan's avatar

YouTube also took down a video of a liberal political channel making fun of Trump supporters. They said mockingly in a country accent “Trump done won the election!”

The YouTube algorithm really sucks.

Patty_Melt's avatar

It is an algorithm issue, but it is also mentioned to remind people that they can’t always speak freely, be it covid or other topics.

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