Google will ban ads from running on stories spreading ‘debunked’ coronavirus conspiracy theories
Considering that the science around coronavirus is fluid to say the least, how will Google do this? It should be noted that Coronavirus came out of China and spread because Chinese officials sought to cover up the outbreak. Once the outbreak was beyond control China shut down domestic travel and then effectively exported covid around the world via unrestricted international travel.
Google has long partnered with the Chinese government and the current CEO, Mr. Pichai, has not been forthcoming on this point.
The company is now taking it a step further and banning ads against content that make claims going against authoritative scientific consensus. Banned claims would include conspiracy theories like vaccines being attempts to genetically modify the population, that Bill Gates created Covid-19 or that the disease was a bioweapon created in a Chinese lab.
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