YouTube has reportedly banned Sky News in Australia from posting to their 1.85M followers for allegedly breaching the platforms Covid misinformation policy.
Sky News Australia, which usually publishes dozens of videos a day, hasn’t posted a video for more than two days to the platform. The news channel continues to post as usual to their Facebook page.
The suspension follows the Daily Telegraph cancelling Sky News presenter Alan Jones’ column.
Alan Jones has been an outspoken critic of the government’s Covid mandates since the pandemic began.
The popular presenter’s videos have often gone viral on the Sky News YouTube channel.
Rebel News approached Sky News Australia for comment.
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YouTube has responded to media requests confirming the Sky News Australia channel was issued a strike. A channel is allowed up to three strikes before being terminated. The first strike carries a one-week suspension.
#BREAKING: YouTube has responded to us amid reports that Sky News’ channel has been suspended.
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