YouTube has taken down more than 30,000 videos containing misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine since October, a company spokesperson told The Hill Thursday.

The videos “included claims about COVID-19 vaccinations that contradict local health authorities or the World Health Organization,” Elena Hernandez said in a statement.

The platform has taken down 800,000 videos for general COVID-19 misinformation since February of last year.

Containing coronavirus misinformation, specifically about the vaccines that are now available to the public, has been a challenge for social media platforms.

Facebook and Twitter have instituted similar policies to remove COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, which experts say can contribute to vaccine hesitancy.

Although YouTube has taken down many videos and elevated trusted sources, several potentially dangerous videos skate by their filters untouched.

More in category

France wants tougher punishment for those who attack police
May 11, 2021AP News
France wants tougher punishment for those who attack police
The Latest: Taiwan tracing new cases, restricts gatherings
May 11, 2021AP News
The Latest: Taiwan tracing new cases, restricts gatherings
India records 329,942 new cases as total tally edges towards 23 million
May 11, 2021CNN
India records 329,942 new cases as total tally edges towards 23 million
Pediatricians and pharmacies across the US are ready to administer Covid vaccines for 12 to 15-year-olds, which may begin Thursday
May 10, 2021CNN
Pediatricians and pharmacies across the US are ready to administer Covid vaccines for 12 to 15-year-olds, which may begin Thursday
Brazilian President Allocates More Than $1 Billion To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines
May 10, 2021NPR
Brazilian President Allocates More Than $1 Billion To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines
Republicans to attempt veto overrides on COVID-19 bills
May 10, 2021AP News
Republicans to attempt veto overrides on COVID-19 bills
Wisconsin to vote on requiring national anthem
May 10, 2021AP News
Wisconsin to vote on requiring national anthem
2 plead guilty in case highlighting China’s online control
May 10, 2021AP News
2 plead guilty in case highlighting China’s online control
Hong Kong won’t mandate vaccine for foreign domestic workers
May 10, 2021AP News
Hong Kong won’t mandate vaccine for foreign domestic workers
AP PHOTOS: Jumbo Mumbai COVID-19 hospital treats thousands
May 10, 2021AP News
AP PHOTOS: Jumbo Mumbai COVID-19 hospital treats thousands
Congressional negotiators make progress on policing compromise
May 10, 2021CBS
Congressional negotiators make progress on policing compromise
U.S. ship fires warning shots at Iranian boats
May 10, 2021CBS
U.S. ship fires warning shots at Iranian boats
Baffert claims Kentucky Derby winner is
May 10, 2021CBS
Baffert claims Kentucky Derby winner is "cancel culture" victim
McCarthy sets vote to remove Cheney from House GOP leadership
May 10, 2021CBS
McCarthy sets vote to remove Cheney from House GOP leadership
Emergency use granted for Pfizer vaccine for kids aged 12-15
May 10, 2021CBS
Emergency use granted for Pfizer vaccine for kids aged 12-15
Israel strikes Gaza, Hamas fires rockets after hundreds hurt in clashes
May 10, 2021CBS
Israel strikes Gaza, Hamas fires rockets after hundreds hurt in clashes
Dangerous Tesla stunt caught on camera
May 10, 2021KRON4
Dangerous Tesla stunt caught on camera
Japan prosecutors say Ghosn said Nissan pay plan was not set
May 10, 2021AP News
Japan prosecutors say Ghosn said Nissan pay plan was not set
WHO official denies lying to Italy prosecutors over report
May 10, 2021AP News
WHO official denies lying to Italy prosecutors over report
1 of 2 officers shot in California dies, gunman killed
May 10, 2021ABC News
1 of 2 officers shot in California dies, gunman killed
Army of fake fans online boosts China’s global messaging
May 10, 2021AP News
Army of fake fans online boosts China’s global messaging