Alien UFO found in Antarctica is 100 percent proof of ancients aliens on Earth – odd claim
YouTube has moved to delete any coronavirus conspiracy videos violating the Google-owned service's policies. The video sharing platform had attracted criticism to previously only limited itself to reducing the frequency it recommended them in its Up Next section.
YouTube's latest move follows a live-streamed interview with notorious conspiracy theorist David Icke yesterday.
Mr Icke used his appearance to linked 5G technology to the coronavirus pandemic.
During the interview, which YouTube said would be wiped, Mr Icke falsely claimed there "is a link between 5G and this health crisis".
When asked for his reaction to reports of 5G masts being set on fire in England, he added: "If 5G continues and reaches where they want to take it, human life as we know it is over ... so people have to make a decision."
Several users subsequently called for further attacks on 5G towers in the comments appearing alongside the feed.
Mr Icke also falsely claimed a coronavirus vaccine, when one is developed, will include "nanotechnology microchips" allowing humans to be controlled.
The discredited conspiracy theory added Microsoft founder Bill Gates - who is helping fund Covid-19 vaccine research - should be jailed.
His highly controversial views went unchallenged for much of the two-and-a-half-hour show.
The bombshell interview was viewed by approximately 65,000 people as it was streamed.
Some of these viewers tapped an on-screen button to trigger payments to make their live chat reactions more prominent.
YouTube only deleted the content after the session had ended, despite the site being aware of the broadcast while it was underway.
A spokeswoman for YouTube told the BBC: "We have clear policies that prohibit videos promoting medically unsubstantiated methods to prevent the coronavirus in place of seeking medical treatment, and we quickly remove videos violating these policies when flagged to us.
UFO hunters have long targeted Mars as the place where they are most likely to find alien life. One alien enthusiast believes he has now found that elusive evidence which would indicate intelligent life on the Red Planet.
Prominent conspiracy theorist Scott C Waring has claimed that he has found a piece of technology on Mars which came from an advanced aircraft.
The finding appears to be a smooth rock, but Mr Waring believes that the smoothness indicates that it is a manufactured item.
In turn, Mr Waring argues, this suggests that an intelligent species resides, or resided, on the Red Planet and built the spaceship.
The alien enthusiast found the items while browsing through NASA's Midnightplanets site, and was quick to share his supposed discovery on his blog.
Mr Waring wrote on ET Database: "I found this strange part of a structure in a Mars sol 3 photo. The photo is on the NASA site Midnightplanets, an official site run by scientists working at NASA.
"The object I found has smooth edges and is rounded at its ends, almost like part of a wing from an aircraft that has been perfectly sliced open. "
"The object is too smooth and too perfectly proportioned to be a natural.
"There is a rock like substance that appears to have flowed out of the inside of the wing and solidified into a solid hard substance.
"This is absolute proof that an intelligent civilization once thrived on Mars."
However, sceptics and NASA would say the item and other similar findings are just the effects of pareidolia – a psychological phenomenon when the brain tricks the eyes into seeing familiar objects or shapes in patterns or textures such as a rock surface.