Gerrit De Vynck

Washington Post tech reporter

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Meta is removing posts offering abortion medications, while Google says it’ll delete location tracking data that shows a trip to an abortion clinic.

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Meta is removing posts offering abortion medications, while Google says it’ll delete location tracking data that shows a trip to an abortion clinic.

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YouTube says it’s blocking misinformation about all vaccines — not just for COVID — and prominent anti-vaccine activists. That includes Robert F.

YouTube introduces anti-vax ban, but enforcement will be tricky

YouTube says it’s blocking misinformation about all vaccines — not just for COVID — and prominent anti-vaccine activists. That includes Robert F.

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