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YouTube briefly suspends, demonetizes Dan Bongino’s channel

YouTube took motion towards conservative commentator Dan Bongino’s channel Friday, suspending it for violating the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation coverage and demonetizing it for at the least 30 days.

The weeklong posting suspension stems from a video the place Bongino stated that masks are “useless” in stopping the unfold of the illness.

YouTube’s COVID-19 coverage particularly prohibits content material denying the effectiveness of carrying masks, which the overwhelming majority of the scientific group agrees reduces the danger of an infection.

The video was Bongino’s first “strike” below the coverage, leading to a one-week suspension from posting.

If the Bongino account violates the coverage once more inside a 90-day window, a two-week suspension could be utilized. If a 3rd violation have been accrued in the identical timeframe, the channel could be completely eliminated.

YouTube additionally eliminated Bongino’s channel from its Partner Program, which permits customers to monetize their content material by means of promoting, on Friday for “repeatedly violating” pointers on dangerous and harmful acts. An organization spokesperson declined to specify what comment triggered the elimination from this system.

Bongino, who at the moment hosts exhibits on Fox News and Fox Nation, will have the ability to reapply for this system in 30 days if the underlying points that led to the elimination are addressed.

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