YouTube’s vague conspiracy theory policies present issues for the platform

YouTube removed ads from a feature-length conspiracy theory documentary within hours of it being posted by one of the site’s most popular creators last week. The next day, all of those ads were back — with YouTube’s approval.

It was a surprising message from YouTube at a time when the platform is focused on reducing the number of conspiracy theory videos that get recommended to viewers. Just last month, YouTube said it would promote fewer videos containing “harmful” misinformation, like claims that the Earth is flat, as part of its mission to be a safer platform and to clean up the site for advertisers that are worried about objectionable content. Those guidelines are just beginning to be enforced, but this incident speaks to the unclear…

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