Index hide2 After the ruling made by the United States court regarding the prohibition of abortion, the content about it is increasing.3 For this reason, YouTube announced the prohibition of videos that promote substances or treatments that induce the interruption of pregnancy.
YouTube has 2 billion active users every month and more than 30 million daily users.
After the ruling made by the United States court regarding the prohibition of abortion, the content about it is increasing.
For this reason, YouTube announced the prohibition of videos that promote substances or treatments that induce the interruption of pregnancy.
YouTube announced that it will begin cracking down on videos containing misinformation about abortion.
Starting Thursday, “We will remove content that provides instructions on unsafe abortion methods or promotes false claims about the safety of abortion under our medical misinformation policies”YouTube said through a thread on Twitter.
1/ Starting today and ramping up over the next few weeks, we will remove content that provides instructions for unsafe abortion methods or promotes false claims about abortion safety under our medical misinformation policies. https://t.co/P7A27WPYuD
—YouTubeInsider (@YouTubeInsider) July 21, 2022
As we all know, Youtube It is one of the most used platforms. DataReportal confirms that YouTube is currently the second most popular and used social network on the planetwith just over 2.5 billion registered users, very close to the leading social network, Facebook.
key stats of Youtube in accordance with Hoot Suite.
- Billions of hours of video are viewed daily. Youtube.
- YouTube has 2 billion active users every month and more than 30 million daily users
- There are 38 million active channels on Youtube of which 15 million are content creators and 22,000 of them have exceeded one million subscribers.
- The record for highest simultaneous views of Youtube is set at 2.3 million since SpaceX got underway to launch the Falcon Heavy Rocket.
- More than 70 percent of the audience happens on their mobile apps.
- 90 percent of digital consumers in the US use Youtubemaking it the most popular choice for watching videos online.
- 70 percent of what people see on Youtube is recommended by its algorithm.
- Every minute 500 hours of content are uploaded, starting in 2021.
And yes, videos on abortion instructions abound, because as can be seen in the statistics Youtube It is one of the most popular platforms in the world. Nevertheless, is not the only one, because with the ruling made by the United States Court regarding the prohibition of abortion, other networks such as TikTok they are also viralizing processes and methods to achieve it.
On TikTok, users from states where termination of pregnancy is still legal post coded messages to help women who are forced to travel outside their places of residence to perform an intervention.
The bell #WeGoDownTogether (if we fall, we fall together) began to go viral when the draft of the Supreme Court decision was leaked last May, but it has grown exponentially after the publication of the sentence. With the mentioned tag, which refers to the song Paris from Chainsmokers, a group of Canadian women organized an unofficial help network to inform through videos in which states or countries it is still legal to have an abortion.
Similarly, the expanded policy of Youtube It comes after the Supreme Court last month overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion in the US after almost 50 years. That has led numerous states to enact laws criminalizing abortion procedures.
“Like all of our health/medical policies, we rely on published guidance from health authorities,” the video platform said. “We make it a priority to connect people with content from authoritative sources on health topics, and we continually review our policies and products as real-world events unfold.”
In accordance with existing YouTube guidelines, it prohibits content that promotes “substances, treatments, or harmful” as well as content that “contradicts expert consensus on certain safe medical practices.”
YouTube also said Thursday that it is launching an information panel that will give users “context and information” from local and global health authorities that will appear below abortion-related videos and above relevant search results.
On the other hand, last month, Googlethe father of Youtubesaid it will automatically remove location entries from users’ accounts shortly after they visit “particularly personal” medical facilities, including abortion clinics.
So, in anticipation of the passage of more restrictive laws, advocacy groups are promoting digital privacy education and sharing information on how to safely search for reproductive health services online. So now more than ever social networks have a decisive role in political issues.