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YouTube will reduce the amount of content spreading conspiracy theories about links between 5G technology and coronavirus it recommends to users, as four more attacks on cell towers were recorded in 24 hours.

The online video company will actively remove videos that violate its policies, it said. But content that simply conspires about 5G mobile communications networks, without mentioning the coronavirus, is still allowed on the site.

YouTube said those videos could be considered “borderline content” and could be suppressed, including loss of advertising revenue, and removed from search results on the platform.

“We also have a clear policy that bans videos that promote medically unsubstantiated methods of preventing the coronavirus rather than seeking medical treatment, and we quickly remove videos that violate this policy when flagged to us,” a YouTube spokesperson said. .

“We have also started reducing recommendations for borderline content, such as conspiracy theories related to 5G and coronavirus, which could misinform users in harmful ways.”

The company’s decision to reduce the visibility of content linked to the false theory came when Vodafone said two of its own masts, and two it shares with O2, had been targeted. Three other masts were hit by arson last week.

Vodafone UK CEO Nick Jeffery said: “It is beyond belief that some people would want to damage the very networks that provide essential connectivity to emergency services, the NHS and the rest of the country during this lockdown period.”

Amir Khan became the latest celebrity to share the debunked theory in a series of Instagram videos on Sunday. The theory, described as “dangerous nonsense” by Secretary Michael Gove, has also been promoted by Woody Harrelson and Amanda Holden.

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