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YouTube is cracking down on videos describing eating disorders

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YouTube will remove additional videos related to eating disorders, including content that shows or discusses “imitable behavior,” the company announced today.

Videos promoting or glorifying eating disorders are already banned on YouTube, but this policy update expands the rules to include content that shows or describes eating disorder behaviors that audiences could imitate. Videos that show or describe “weight-based bullying in the context of eating disorders” will also be banned under the new policy.

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Resources for eating disorders will appear below videos.

YouTube will also begin restricting young viewers from accessing content related to eating disorders, including videos that discuss…

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