YouTube removes video of Austrian MP over 'Covid-19 misinformation'

Staff writer

YouTube has taken down a video of a prominent politician in Austria under the platform's policy against Covid misinformation.

The video uploaded featured Herbert Kickl, parliamentary leader of the opposition Freedom Party, who was speaking in parliament.

In his speech, Kickl blasted the government's decision to close schools during the pandemic, claiming - without evidence - that kids don't play "the slightest role" in spreading the virus.

In a statement to Euronews, YouTube confirmed they had removed the video for violating their policy against "Covid-19 medical misinformation".