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YouTube removed the video from a conservative account of a Georgia mother who emotionally criticized local school board mask warrants last month, and said she spread medical misinformation because she said the virus does not affect children .
Courtney Ann Taylor asked the Gwinnett County School Board of suburban Atlanta to stop requiring children to wear masks, and said her 6-year-old daughter and other school-age children were required to “carry a load that never was [theirs] bring.”
Grabien’s Tom Elliott was reported by YouTube on Thursday that he had violated community guidelines and the “medical misinformation policy” by posting Taylor’s video. Other versions of the viral speech are still on YouTube.
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A YouTube spokesman told Fox News: “YouTube has clear community guidelines for preventing medical misinformation of COVID-19. In accordance with our policies, we have removed this video to include the claim that children are not affected by COVID-19 “.
Taylor said during the speech, “We all know that young children are not affected by this virus.”
Although children may suffer from the disease, they are much more likely to have mild or none symptoms. There have been about 300 deaths attributed to coronavirus for people aged 0 to 17 in the United States, or about 0.05 percent of the nearly 600,000 deaths in total. According to YouTube, it removes videos that contradict the Centers for Disease Control by stating that children cannot contract the virus unless there is additional context to refute the comments.
Taylor’s statements focused primarily on mask requirements and were in line with World Health Organization guidelines, which YouTube also cites in its COVID information policy.
WHO guidelines oppose mask requirements for children 5 years of age and younger and offer conditional advice on masks for children 6 to 11 years of age. They include considering “the potential impact of wearing a mask on learning and psychosocial development, in consultation with teachers, parents / caregivers, and / or medical providers”.
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Part of Taylor’s argument was that school board members did not take into account the emotional and social well-being of students who no longer wanted to wear masks.
“Shame! My 6-year-old girl looks at me every month before coming here, and says, ‘Will you tell them tonight? Tell them I don’t want to carry this anymore. ”And I say,“ Girl, it’s not time to fight this battle yet. I try to explain that there are so many things, that it is April 15, 2021 and it is time. Take those masks off my son, ”he said.
YouTube owner Google went on fire last month for removing a video from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R.C., and public health experts saying children didn’t need masks at school.
A YouTube spokesperson told FOX Business that it has clear policies on COVID-19-related medical misinformation to support user safety.
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“We withdrew this video because it included content that contradicts the consensus of local and global health authorities on the effectiveness of masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” the spokesman said.
Brittany De Lea of Fox Business contributed to this report. This article was updated with YouTube comments.