Youtube deletes conspiracy theorist David Icke’s channel over false Covid-19 theories

04:11 PM May 04, 2020 | Team Udayavani |
Youtube has deleted conspiracy theorist David Icke’s account as the 68-year-old has allegedly violated its policies on sharing information about coronavirus. David Icke made controversial unproven claims about the virus on several internet platforms, including one that it is linked to the 5G mobile network. A spokesperson for the company said that “YouTube has clear policies prohibiting any content that disputes the existence and transmission of Covid-19 as described by the WHO and the NHS.Due to continued violation of these policies we have terminated David Icke’s YouTube channel” He had more than 900,000 subscribers and had uploaded videos claiming that 5G technology and vaccines had caused people to fall ill, that anyone with a robust immune system is protected and that the virus is a hoax that doesn't exist. Sources claim that Youtube deleted the channel following pressure from the non-profit Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), which reported that Mr Icke's conspiracy theories had been viewed 30m times.

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