YouTube set to purge ‘harmful conspiracy theories’

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October 16, 2020

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YouTube set to purge ‘harmful conspiracy theories’

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KATHMANDU: Social media giant YouTube has announced a sweeping crack down on content linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory, BBC reported.

The company said it would ban material targeting a person or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify violence, such as QAnon.

Twitter and Facebook have already taken similar steps to root out QAnon.

The QAnon movement alleges US President Donald Trump is battling a cabal of elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles.

The FBI last year issued a warning about “conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists” and designated QAnon a potential domestic extremist threat.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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