YouTube suspends pro-Trump OANN channel

Tuesday, 24. November 2020 21:55

YouTube suspended the One America News Network (OANN) channel for one week, after it posted a misleading promotional video on a false cure for COVID-19, the company's spokesperson Ivy Choi told Axios on Tuesday.

The OANN will be prohibited from posting new videos and removed from the YouTube Partner Program that enables monetizing videos. OANN had previously suffered criticism as it allegedly spread misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic and the US presidential election.

Earlier this year, United States President Donald Trump advised American conservatives to move on from Fox News and follow OANN or Newsmax instead. He reiterated those calls more frequently after Fox News called Arizona in his presidential election opponent Joe Biden's favor on Election night.

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