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How can I hide the WHO covid-19 banner on YouTube?

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Video: https://youtu.be/gAk7aX5hksU


Brief description of my search/research efforts: searched on Google, found nothing.

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    Please add a brief description of your search/research efforts as is suggested in How to Ask. Commented Mar 30, 2020 at 14:13
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    Close voter: what is unclear? Commented Mar 30, 2020 at 14:15
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    Searched what on Google?
    – TRiG
    Commented Mar 30, 2020 at 22:11
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    @TRiG "hide the WHO covid-19 banner on YouTube" Commented Mar 30, 2020 at 22:19
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    @Harper-ReinstateMonica sorry you're right, Google would never tell me how to change YouTube's default settings. Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 6:56

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On desktop browsers one way to block this is using the uBlock origin extension. Right click after installing it, and select "block element". The element you want to block is:

###clarify-box > .ytd-watch-flexy.style-scope

From your screenshot, it seems you are browsing youtube using the chrome web-browser, but with "Desktop site" enabled, is that right? If you turn that off it should not be displayed

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On Firefox on Windows 10, you can do this without installing any plugins. In this folder,

C:\Users\<your Windows login username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\chrome\

create a folder named "chrome". Inside this folder, create a file with the name userChrome.css. Add this to it:

#clarify-box > .ytd-watch-flexy.style-scope {
    display: none;
}

This technique allows you to modify the css of any part of any site, not just YouTube.

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As a complement to oaeide's answer, one can use oaeide's code with Adblock Plus Chrome extension:

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  • @mbomb007 Oh, I use Firefox. But "anyone who has ever […] opened the settings once" is probably just over half of ABP users… hmm… Actually, ABP does make it much clearer than I thought it did.
    – wizzwizz4
    Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 21:32
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Very easy way. I did it on Firefox and Brave. The banner has several parts. For Brave: Right click on Covid 19 banner. On pop-up point to Brave (or your adblocker installed) - Block element via selector - on new pop-up click OK. Repeat it for each part. For Firefox you need uBlock Origin installed. Right click on Covid 19 banner. On pop-up point to uBlock Origin icon. On next pop-up click Create. Repeat it for each part.

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