🇺🇸@COVID19Up: YouTube has suspended Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) from posting videos for one week over his remarks touting “unproven” COVID-19 treatments, which Google considers “medical misinformation.”
YouTube said it also removed a video that highlighted Johnson’s remarks from a hearing where he discussed potential treatments for COVID-19 like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.
“We removed the video in accordance with our COVID-19 medical misinformation policies, which don’t allow content that encourages people to use Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Hill.
Who fact checks the fact checkers?
“Big Tech and mainstream media believe they are smarter than medical doctors who have devoted their lives to science and use their skills to save lives,” Johnson said in a statement after the censorship. “They have decided there is only one medical viewpoint allowed and it is the viewpoint dictated by government agencies.”
How many lives will be lost as a result? How many lives could have been saved with a free exchange of medical ideas? Government-sanctioned censorship of ideas and speech should concern us all.”
YouTube’s arrogant Covid censorship continues. How many lives will be lost as a result? How many lives could have been saved with a free exchange of medical ideas? This suppression of speech should concern every American. @FDRLST https://t.co/PbrGkwI5vj
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) June 11, 2021
In February, Johnson published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal in which he said he was being silenced by the platform:
The censors at YouTube have decided for all of us that the American public shouldn’t be able to hear what senators heard.”
— MRCTV (@mrctv) June 11, 2021