Google bans messages that promote coronavirus conspiracy theory
Google would prohibit websites and apps from running ads on content about the coronavirus pandemic against scientific consensuses, such as conspiracy theories.
The conspiracy theories include the notion that the Chinese devised the novel coronavirus as a biological weapon, that Microsoft Corp founder Bill Gates conceived it, or it is a hoax.
The largest search engine updated its policy to do more to clamp down on misinformation, which includes.
Google’s new policy bars advertisers from using its technology or creating ads to disseminate conspiracy theories.
Google already disallows ads like “miracle” health remedies, campaigns against vaccination, and those that encourage those topics.
Only certain institutions are allowed to run ads at Google about the COVID-19 pandemic, including healthcare providers and government organizations, to curtail price-gouging on medical supplies and other undesirable activities.