YouTube will start removing misinformation videos about abortion

YouTube goes start removing videos with misinformation about abortion, including those that contain instructions for unsafe abortion methods, said Thursday. The video-sharing platform will also remove videos that promote false claims about the safety of abortion, in line with Google’s medical misinformation policies.

“Like all of our policies on health/medical topics, we rely on published guidance from health authorities,” YouTube said on twitter. “We prioritize connecting people to content from authoritative sources on health topics.”

Google’s medical policies include removing information that “contradicts local health authorities or WHO guidance on certain safe medical practices”, including safe methods of chemical and surgical abortion.

YouTube too add an abortion information panelwith information from health authorities.

The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended for medical or health advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have about a medical condition or health goals.

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