YouTube nod to 48 ads with disinformation on Indian elections: Report

A Google spokesperson disputed the methodology of the report.

WrittenBy:NL Team
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A laptop with thought bubbles saying 'fake news'.

“YouTube has become a repeat offender when it comes to inconsistent application of its advertisement and content policies. What YouTube seems to be lacking is not suitable policies or the ability to enforce them, but the will to expand the same protections we’ve seen it grant in the US to people in the Global Majority. These results are particularly disturbing given that this year is a global election megacycle, with many high-stakes races that will have wide-reaching consequences,” said Henry Peck, campaigner (digital threats) at Global Witness.

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