YouTube has suspended Senator Rand Paul for something he said about masks in a recent video. The strange thing is that an adviser to Joe Biden recently made the same point.
Have you noticed that big tech censorship always seems to go in only one direction?
It seems like the only people who ever get banned or suspended are Republicans.
The Washington Examiner reports:
YouTube suspends Rand Paul for agreeing with Biden’s former coronavirus adviser
Big Tech is behaving badly. Again.
YouTube has suspended Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky for seven days for saying what even President Joe Biden’s former COVID-19 adviser says about the efficacy of cloth masks against the coronavirus.
“Most of the masks you get over the counter don’t work,” the Republican senator said in a three-minute video published this week on Google’s video-sharing platform. “They don’t prevent infection.”
He added, “Saying cloth masks work when they don’t actually risks lives as someone may choose to care for a loved one with COVID while only wearing a cloth mask. This is not only bad advice, but also potentially deadly misinformation.”…
The weird thing isn’t that YouTube is enforcing its policies, but that it characterizes Paul’s remarks, and all such comments challenging the efficacy of cloth masks, as “misinformation.” It’s weird because epidemiologist Michael Osterholm, who serves as the director for infectious disease, research, and policy at the University of Minnesota and served previously as Biden’s coronavirus adviser, said the same thing about cloth masks in an Aug. 3 PBS interview with journalist Christiane Amanpour.
This is outrageous.
YouTube censoring Rand Paul is as ridiculous as it gets.
Rand is not just a politician voicing his opinion, he’s an actual doctor.
So glad we have alternatives like Rumble, but it’s past time to break up the big tech monopolies!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 11, 2021
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This is going to continue for as long as people put up with it.