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YouTube Virus Misinformation Fight Trips on Drug Touted by Trump

  • Tech giant deletes hydroxychloroquine videos by popular doctor
  • Google video unit says it made wrong call and reinstates clips
YouTube deleted five of the MedCram clips, including two about the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine.

YouTube deleted five of the MedCram clips, including two about the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine.

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YouTube’s battle against Covid-19 misinformation is causing collateral damage as the world’s largest online video service struggles to pick up on nuances of an increasingly complex and political topic.