During the Corona virus pandemic, many disinformations occur on social media. It has been talked for a while that social media will take some precautions on this issue and the first steps are taken. YouTube deleted the account that produced the conspiracy theory. David Icke, whose Facebook account was deleted the other day, suggested that 5G was linked to the COVID-19 pandemic without proof.
YouTube closes channel producing conspiracy theory
It has been talked for a while that social media platforms will be tackling the disinformation created for the COVID-19 outbreak. But it was also a matter of curiosity how to determine this situation and what the sanction would be. The first example of the issue was former British football player David Icke. Icke became one of the social media accounts because of the unproven claims he made.
YouTube deleted the account that produced the conspiracy theory and made a statement on the subject. The company said that allegations contradicting the statements made by the World Health Organization about the pandemic have been made and they are not supported by any evidence. It was stated by the company that the channel of David Icke was also closed for this reason.
Other social media accounts of Icke, which are known to be related to COVID-19 and 5G claims, are expected to be closed as well. Following Facebook and YouTube, it is predicted that the conspiracy theorist will also impose sanctions on Twitter and Instagram accounts. As a result of the strict sanctions of social media on this issue, it is planned to end the false claims.