One America News Network, one of President Trump’s favorite media outlets, has been banned from posting new videos to YouTube as a result of spreading Covid-19 misinformation. The ban will be for one week YouTube said Tuesday.
News of the temporary ban was first reported by Axios.
In a statement to CNN, YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said:
"After careful review, we removed a video from OANN and issued a strike on the channel for violating our Covid-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content claiming there’s a guaranteed cure."
"Additionally, due to repeated violations of our Covid-19 misinformation policy and other channel monetization policies, we've suspended the channel from the YouTube Partner Program and as a result, its monetization on YouTube,” Choi added.
OANN, which has become a hub of conspiracy theories undermining the integrity of the election, is also carried by major cable operators, including DirecTV, which is owned by CNN’s parent company AT&T.
CNN has reached out to OANN for comment.