YouTube Will Remove False 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Content

Amid the spread of a conspiracy theory associating 5G to COVID-19, several cell towers were set on fire in the UK, last week.

In the UK, seven cell towers were set on fire in the past week after the spread of online conspiracy theories falsly claiming a connection between the cell towers and the coronavirus pandemic.
 
The UK government said that it is talking with social media platforms to stop the spread of the conspiracy theory linking 5G to COVID-19
 
 
 
YouTube said it would remove videos that spread the false claims.
 
Youtube said that it has "clear policies that prohibit videos promoting medically unsubstantiated methods to prevent the coronavirus in place of seeking medical treatment," adding that the company has already started "reducing recommendations of borderline content such as conspiracy theories related to 5G and coronavirus, that could misinform users in harmful ways."