Aug 2, 2021

Sky News Australia barred for week by YouTube over Covid misinformation

YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation. Sky News Australia is owned by a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and has 1.85 million YouTube subscribers. Sky News Australia said it had found old videos that did not comply with YouTube's policies and took its "Commitment to meeting editorial and community expectations seriously". Australia's Daily Telegraph last week ended the column Jones wrote for it. In an article on the Sky News Australia website, digital editor Jack Houghton said that if conversation about Australia's Covid-19 policies were stifled "Our political leaders will be free to act with immunity, without justification and lacking any sufficient scrutiny from the public".

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