YouTube bans content for videos of the US conspiracy theory movement

YouTube announced today that it will ban more video clips of the Q-Anon movement, becoming the latest social media company to take steps to curb the American conspiracy theory group.

The new policy comes after YouTube has already removed tens of thousands of movement videos and terminated hundreds of channels related to them.

YouTube said in a blog post: "Today we are expanding further in our policies towards hate and harassment to block content that targets an individual or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify violence in the real world.

YouTube added: "An example of this is content that threatens or harasses someone by suggesting that they are complicit in one of these harmful plots, such as Ko Anon."

YouTube added that news coverage about these issues or the content that discusses them without targeting individuals may remain without deletion.

The movement, which has been linked to violent incidents, has recently gained momentum. And running a supporter in the state of Georgia in southern United States elections as a candidate for the Republican Party and is likely to be elected as a member of the US House of Representatives.

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