Baltimore Sun

YouTube tackles abortion content


SAN BRUNO, Calif. — YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S.

The move announced Thursday by the Google-owned video site comes nearly a month after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.

YouTube said its crackdown, which will ramp up over the next few weeks, will expunge content promoting unsafe at-home abortions, as well as misinforma­tion about the safety of undergoing the procedure in clinics located in states where it remains legal.

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