YouTube announces crackdown on anti-vaccine content

YouTube is cracking down on anti-vaccination content on its site, taking down several channels from high-profile anti-vaccination activists.

A representative for Google, YouTube’s parent company, confirmed to the Washington Examiner that channels belonging to “well-known vaccine misinformation spreaders,” such as Joseph Mercola, the Children’s Health Defense Fund, which is affiliated with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Erin Elizabeth, and Sherri Tenpenny, will be terminated under the new policy. Any video content that claims “commonly used” vaccines already approved by health officials and the medical community might be life-threatening or ineffective will be banned from the site as part of YouTube’s new set of policies .