Jenny McCarthy is not going to be happy (emphasis mine)
YouTube is taking down several video channels associated with high-profile anti-vaccine activists including Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who experts say are partially responsible for helping seed the skepticism that’s contributed to slowing vaccination rates across the country. As part of a new set of policies aimed at cutting down on anti-vaccine content on the Google-owned site, YouTube will ban any videos that claim that commonly used vaccines approved by health authorities are ineffective or dangerous. The company previously blocked videos that made those claims about coronavirus vaccines, but not ones for other vaccines like those for measles or chickenpox.
OK, good for Google for finally doing something about the deliberate disinformation on their platform, but why the eff did it take them 18 months of a deadly pandemic to get there? And when you consider that Jenny McCarthy has been the anti-vaxxer Queen for a decade-plus, there’s been all sorts of resurgence in preventable childhood illness that we thought were extinct. Anyway, this action is long overdue.
Does the Google really “earn” that much money from the nutty ads, usually preppers selling buckets of potato slop much to Jim Bakker’s dismay.