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Coronavirus: David Icke's channel deleted by YouTube

YouTube has removed the conspiracy truth-seeker David Icke's channel from its social stage.

The Google-maintained video service proceeded after always cautioning Mr Icke that he had debased its policies by posting deceptive material regarding the COVID-19 contagion.

However, the company will still permit videos forwarded by others that feature Mr Icke so long as their content does not break its guidelines.

It follows a comparable veto by competing social network Facebook.

"YouTube has vibrant policies forbidding any content that disputes the presence and transmission of the Coronavirus as defined by the WHO and the NHS," according to a World Health Organisation spokesperson.

"Due to the continued violation of these policies, we have terminated David Icke's YouTube channel."

Mr Ike's channel had approximately 900,000 subscribers when the video was removed. The last segment Mr Icke posted was on Friday at a time he had received about - 120,000 views.

YouTube went onto say that Mr Icke would not be allowed to start again by setting up a new channel.

Steve Simmonds

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