True the video came from OANN but the network was suspended for a week after it posted the fake Covid-19 ‘cure’
Claim: Chinese virus vaccine produces toxic effects; British researcher calls on government to halt immediately.
Source: One America News Network
Full Text: WhatsApp and Facebook users in Liberia have shared a video from ‘One America News Network’(OANN) on the Coronavirus vaccine.
The news outlet says that the Chinese virus vaccine produces toxic effects, British researchers call on the government to halt the vaccine because more evidence shows that the vaccine is unsafe for use in humans.
OANN says the vaccine is associated with bleeding, clotting, loss of sight, taste, speech, and the adverse reaction of miscarriage.
According to OAN, the vaccine is not normal, but it is an experimental drug; “To be clear, this is an experimental drug and is now been administered without proper testing and safety protocol, something that has never been done before for any other disease.”
One America News Network is owned by Herring Networks, Inc. Herring Networks, Inc. is a family-owned and operated, an independent media company focused on providing high-quality national television programming. The for-profit company was established in 2004 and has its primary production operations in California and Washington, DC.
Verification: The Stage Media used reversed image search and found no video of the claim, but an Open-source intelligence (OSINT) search established that the video was taken down by YouTube on November 24, 2020.
Media institutions including the BBC, CNBC, The Guardian, and the VoA published the statement by YouTube suspending the U.S. network for a week for a video that the social media(YouTube) platform says violated its coronavirus misinformation policy.
The video was removed under YouTube’s policies to prevent the spread of Covid-19 misinformation, which prohibits saying there is a guaranteed cure to the virus. OANN has been suspended for “repeated violations” of this policy, said a YouTube spokeswoman, Ivy Choi.
“Since early in this pandemic, we’ve worked to prevent the spread of harmful misinformation associated with Covid-19 on YouTube,” Choi said.
YouTube’s Covid-specific misinformation policies prohibit content that disputes the existence of the virus, discourages someone from seeking medical treatment for Covid, disputes guidance from local health authorities on the pandemic, or offers unsubstantiated medical advice or treatment.
On November 30, 20200, Alex Salvi, host, After Hours in an interview with KUSI News, said “Lots of people wouldn’t be able to find the video because it wasn’t available on YouTube but was an unlisted video that was on our account for showing purposes.”
Conclusion: True, the video came from OANN but the network’s account was suspended for a week after it posted fake Covid-19 cure.