(YAHOO) – YouTube on Wednesday removed a number of videos from the channel belonging to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus, the tech giant said in a statement.
"After a careful review, we removed videos from Jair Bolsonaro's channel for violating our COVID-19 medical misinformation policies," the company said. "Our policies don't allow content that claims hydroxychloroquine and/or Ivermectin are effective to treat or prevent COVID-19, claims that there is a guaranteed cure for COVID-19, and claims that masks don't work to prevent the spread of the virus. This is in line with the guidance of local and global health authorities, and we update our policies as guidance changes."
YouTube said that it applied its policies equally across its platform and had removed the videos without consideration of Bolsonaro's political ideology or job.
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