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YouTube bans One America News for promoting COVID-19 cure

Posted at 3:18 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 12:29:20-05

President Trump's current favorite television network has been banned by YouTube after it promoted a fake cure for COVID-19.

One America News Network is prohibited from posting new videos to YouTube for a week and will be unable to make money off existing material during that time, Axios reports.

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YouTube says OAN suffered a "first strike" penalty for violating the company's COVID-19 misinformation policy. TechCrunch reports the video promoting a guaranteed COVID-19 cure has been removed from the popular video site.

If OAN suffers a third strike within 90 days of the first, the network will lose its YouTube channel permanently.

Since souring on FOX News leading up to Election Day, Trump has favored OAN, which continues to question the legitimacy of President-elect Joe Biden's victory.