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YouTube sellers found touting bogus coronavirus vaccines and masks

Natasha Lomas

Published: April 1, 2020

Publication: TechCrunch

YouTube  has been criticized for continuing to host coronavirus disinformation on its video sharing platform during a global health emergency.

Two US advocacy groups which campaign for online safety undertook an 18-day investigation of the video sharing platform in March — finding what they say were “dozens” of examples of dubious videos, including videos touting bogus vaccines the sellers claimed would protect buyers from COVID-19.

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