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Sky News Australia banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid misinformation

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Sky News Australia has been banned from uploading content to YouTube for seven days after violating its medical misinformation policies by posting numerous videos which denied the existence of Covid-19 or encouraged people to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin.

The ban was imposed by the digital giant on Thursday afternoon, the day after the Daily Telegraph ended Alan Jones’s regular column amid controversy about his Covid-19 commentary which included calling the New South Wales chief health officer Kerry Chant a village idiot on his Sky News program.

YouTube has not disclosed which Sky News program the videos were from but said there were “numerous” offending videos which have now been removed.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/aug/01/sky-news-australia-banned-from-youtube-for-seven-days-over-covid-misinformation

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godnodog

Good,

Since they make money by selling fake news, its time they pay the price for being aholes.

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Sir Wearer of Hats

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*deep breath*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Manwon Lender
9 hours ago, Still Waters said:

Sky News Australia has been banned from uploading content to YouTube for seven days after violating its medical misinformation policies by posting numerous videos which denied the existence of Covid-19 or encouraged people to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin.

The ban was imposed by the digital giant on Thursday afternoon, the day after the Daily Telegraph ended Alan Jones’s regular column amid controversy about his Covid-19 commentary which included calling the New South Wales chief health officer Kerry Chant a village idiot on his Sky News program.

YouTube has not disclosed which Sky News program the videos were from but said there were “numerous” offending videos which have now been removed.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/aug/01/sky-news-australia-banned-from-youtube-for-seven-days-over-covid-misinformation

Great thread, and hopefully situations like this will become more frequent and the norm.

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OpenMindedSceptic

Weird how ivermextin is banned yet pcr tests are encouraged... or were until the recent cdc u turn which quietly acknowledged they ain't up to the job 

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Cookie Monster
10 hours ago, Still Waters said:

Sky News Australia has been banned from uploading content to YouTube for seven days after violating its medical misinformation policies by posting numerous videos which denied the existence of Covid-19 or encouraged people to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin.

The ban was imposed by the digital giant on Thursday afternoon, the day after the Daily Telegraph ended Alan Jones’s regular column amid controversy about his Covid-19 commentary which included calling the New South Wales chief health officer Kerry Chant a village idiot on his Sky News program.

YouTube has not disclosed which Sky News program the videos were from but said there were “numerous” offending videos which have now been removed.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/aug/01/sky-news-australia-banned-from-youtube-for-seven-days-over-covid-misinformation

Sky News Australia is quite right wing.

I suspect someone has gone hunting through all their YouTube content desperately looking for things to complain about. I suspect after the 7 day ban then they will zero in on all its anti-LGBT content and ban them again. For those who dont know, its presenters often mock them on live air. Along with immigrants, and everything else that would wind wokes up into a frenzy.

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Likely Guy
20 minutes ago, Cookie Monster said:

Sky News Australia is quite right wing.

I thought that was a "gimme".

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toast
44 minutes ago, OpenMindedSceptic said:

Weird how ivermextin is banned

CT BS. There is no drug with the name Ivermextin but there is Ivermectin. It isnt "banned" but not approved as a C19 treatment for good reasons.

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Merck Statement on Ivermectin use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

KENILWORTH, N.J., Feb. 4, 2021 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today affirmed its position regarding use of ivermectin during the COVID-19 pandemic. Company scientists continue to carefully examine the findings of all available and emerging studies of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 for evidence of efficacy and safety. It is important to note that, to-date, our analysis has identified:

  • No scientific basis for a potential therapeutic effect against COVID-19 from pre-clinical studies; 
  • No meaningful evidence for clinical activity or clinical efficacy in patients with COVID-19 disease, and; 
  • A concerning lack of safety data in the majority of studies.

We do not believe that the data available support the safety and efficacy of ivermectin beyond the doses and populations indicated in the regulatory agency-approved prescribing information.

merck.com

 

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Cookie Monster
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I dont really agree with YouTube acting as the moral authority over what it allows and bans.

Lets face it, if it banned everything that wasn`t proven or correct it would have to take down billions of videos on every topic going. Its a conspiracy theorists paradise on every topic, and from every view point.

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Golden Duck
17 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

Sky News Australia is quite right wing.

I suspect someone has gone hunting through all their YouTube content desperately looking for things to complain about. I suspect after the 7 day ban then they will zero in on all its anti-LGBT content and ban them again. For those who dont know, its presenters often mock them on live air. Along with immigrants, and everything else that would wind wokes up into a frenzy.

You know Jones was dumped by a NewsCorp rag in the last week, don't you?

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Sir Wearer of Hats
2 minutes ago, Golden Duck said:

You know Jones was dumped by a NewsCorp rag in the last week, don't you?

Alan Jones.... too right wing for Darth Rupert.

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Golden Duck
Just now, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

Alan Jones.... too right wing for Darth Rupert.

Or maybe the editor was tired of letters about Jones' last column.

From COVID to Climate Change to Australian Rugby he always seems to be about as wrong as anyone could be.

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third_eye

YouTube is just protecting their stash, nobody says "on sky news YouTube"

They just say "I saw/heard/know from YouTube™ "

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Golden Duck
17 minutes ago, third_eye said:

YouTube is just protecting their stash, nobody says "on sky news YouTube"

They just say "I saw/heard/know from YouTube™ "

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Nah...  Paul Barry from MediaWatch has been regularly going after Jones and Sky.  Sky, in turn, regularly go after the ABC.  I don't think it's a coincidence that Ray Hadley, from 2GB, has targeted Jones, he gets dropped from one Murdoch rag, and then YouTube follows the crowd.

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Golden Duck

Hmmm...

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Communications watchdog’s role in question as Sky News Australia cops YouTube suspension

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ACMA said it had received 23 complaints about Sky’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning of 2020, including seven relating to a July 12 segment on the Alan Jones program featuring Jones and federal MP Craig Kelly.

An ACMA spokesman said it had referred the complaints onto Sky and was “monitoring Sky’s response to ongoing community concerns about its coverage” as well as whether the current code of practice provisions and the way they are managed by broadcasters are adequate.

...

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/communications-watchdog-s-role-in-question-as-sky-news-australia-cops-youtube-suspension-20210802-p58f49.html

Pauline Hanson-Young (or whatever her name is) from, one of the minor parties, says the obvious question is ...

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...  if the spread of misinformation isn’t allowed on the internet, why is it on television broadcasts? ACMA appears to be sitting on its hands while a tech giant upholds standards the government regulator doesn’t seem to have,”

Is Sport Rorts forgotten?  Has Fletcher given ministerial direction that the ACMA should be pro ScoMo?

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OpenMindedSceptic
23 hours ago, toast said:

CT BS. There is no drug with the name Ivermextin but there is Ivermectin. It isnt "banned" but not approved as a C19 treatment for good reasons.

 

Your 1st comment about a typo reflects who you are. 

As for Merck saying no efficacy when it's use has been proven in real time use to quell covid.. it's amazing how the low cost, low margin ivermectin is now deemed ineffective just as Merck are winning contracts to produce other (more lucrative) shots for other drug companies.

Nothing to see here.

Don't let results get in the way of profits.

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Golden Duck

Australia's favourite science communicator on Ivermectin

 

 

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aztek
On 8/2/2021 at 1:29 AM, OpenMindedSceptic said:

Weird how ivermextin is banned yet pcr tests are encouraged... or were until the recent cdc u turn which quietly acknowledged they ain't up to the job 

they still are, they are required for unvaccinated ny state employees weekly, pcr only, no rapid tests,

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aztek
On 8/3/2021 at 1:35 AM, OpenMindedSceptic said:

Your 1st comment about a typo reflects who you are. 

As for Merck saying no efficacy when it's use has been proven in real time use to quell covid.. it's amazing how the low cost, low margin ivermectin is now deemed ineffective just as Merck are winning contracts to produce other (more lucrative) shots for other drug companies.

Nothing to see here.

Don't let results get in the way of profits.

statins,

they are natural part of red yeast rice, yet merck greases some gears with fda, and now manufacturers of red yeast rice must remove all statins from it. while merck uses natural ingredient for  their statin meds, with 10000% mark up price,

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Cookie Monster

Sky News Australia is funny:

 

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Cookie Monster

Even funnier:

Its even better than watching Tucker or Trump lol

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psyche101
1 hour ago, Cookie Monster said:

Sky News Australia is funny:

 

Of course it is.

It's not actually a real news show.

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Golden Duck
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1 hour ago, psyche101 said:

Of course it is.

It's not actually a real news show.

Funny in the way that the only time you hear about Theta Grunberg is when Jonesie's replaying her talking.  Then the cash for comments and climate change denier criticises a lifestyle of consumerism.

It might be funny in the same Dave Chappelle says he'll say anything and that he's dying done commercials for Coke and Pepsi. 

It may even be funny in the way he escaped fine over cash for comments by the skin of his ... and the head of the ABA, David Flint, went out the back-door after the end of the whole affair.

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psyche101
22 minutes ago, Golden Duck said:

Funny in the way that the only time you hear about Theta Grunberg is when Jonesie's replaying her talking.  Then the cash for comments and climate change denier criticises a lifestyle of consumerism.

It might be funny in the same Dave Chappelle says he'll say anything and that he's dying done commercials for Coke and Pepsi. 

It may even be funny in the way he escaped fine over cash for comments by the skin of his ... and the head of the ABA, David Flint, went out the back-door after the end of the whole affair.

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