YouTube has banned One America News Network from posting new videos for a week after OANN posted a video promoting a phony cure for COVID-19, Axios reports. OANN is also barred from profiting from its content on YouTube for the next week.
YouTube has faced criticism for allowing the spread of disinformation about COVID-19 and about the presidential election. And OAN is full of it: The network is obsessively loyal to Trump and has been gaining in popularity by being more loyal to Trump than the president’s traditional ally, Fox News.
This is easy for OAN to do, because it is unencumbered by any journalistic responsibility to report provable facts. OAN has for weeks been baselessly claiming that Trump won the November 3 election in a landslide over Joe Biden, for example.