YouTube has began removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the US.
The move announced on Thursday by the Google-owned video site comes about a month after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.
“Starting today and ramping up over the next few weeks, we will remove content that provides instructions for unsafe abortion methods or promotes false claims about abortion safety under our medical misinformation policies,” the company wrote in a tweet Thursday.
The expanded YouTube policy comes after the Supreme Court last month overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. after nearly 50 years. That has led numerous states to enact laws criminalizing abortion procedures.