YouTube has announced that it intends to allow medical professionals to become ‘certified’ as ‘reliable’ and “authoritative sources” in a fresh attempt to restrict so called ‘medical misinformation’ (anything that doesn’t match the accepted narrative).
In a blog post, global head of YouTube Health Dr. Garth Graham wrote that “YouTube Health has been working on additional ways to help doctors, nurses, mental health professionals and healthcare information providers to bring high quality health information into the spaces that people visit throughout their day – like their favorite video-sharing app.”
— The Verge (@verge) October 27, 2022
The post outlines that anyone applying for the certification must submit their medical license, and follow “best practices” criteria for health information sharing set by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The post acknowledges that those bodies were directly involved in the scheme and “developed these principles outlining key aspects of info sharing.”
The post states that applicants for certification must also have an account in good standing with YouTube and adhere to other criteria.