YouTube Stops Payments To Brazil Accounts For Misinformation

Share post:

YouTube suspended payments to content producers from 14 channels over allegations that Brazil’s Federal Electoral Court had spread fake news about next year’s parliamentary elections.

Most channels offer full support to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain who has sown doubts about the credibility of next year’s elections and is lagging in the polls after mismanaging Brazil’s COVID-19 crisis, which has led to the world’s second-highest coronavirus outbreak linked to a weak economy.

Last week, the Inspector General of the Electoral Justice, Luis Felipe Salomão, ordered YouTube, Twitch.TV, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to stop making payments to people and pages that spread misinformation about Brazil’s electoral system.

In July, YouTube deleted videos from Bolsonaro’s channel that spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and became the latest technology platform to delete his controversial pandemic declarations.

In 2020, Twitter and Facebook removed videos of Bolsonaro for violating his terms of service after he made controversial statements that went against the recommendations of global health experts.

For more information, read the original story in Reuters.

Featured Tech Jobs



Related articles

Facebook, Instagram launches paid verification system in U.K.

Facebook and Instagram have created a premium verification service that provides U.K. users the coveted blue tick for...

Twitter sparks controversy after adding blue checks to dead celebrities account

Twitter has been questioned for bestowing posthumous blue verification badges on deceased celebrities. Among those who received the badges...

TikTok updates content moderation policies

TikTok has updated its content moderation policies in light of the possibility of a ban in the United...

U.S. increases pressure on TikTok, demands app be sold: Reports

The U.S. is demanding that Chinese-owned TikTok be sold or the popular video app could be banned in the country due to security concerns, according to several news agencies. The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR) and others reported Wednesday evening that the demand to sell the app was delivered

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways