YouTube strikes again. Senator Ron Johnson has been suspended from posting videos on the site after a recent post got taken down for violating their rules!
In a press release, YouTube said that it had suspended the account of sitting senator Ron Johnson for violating the policies against COVID-19 misinformation. The video that got shut down was of the Senator talking about hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.
YouTube said in a statement: “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 copy of the video that got taken down might be on another site. Still, it entailed Senator Johnson criticizing the Biden Administration for their failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic and touting a possible treatment in HCQ and ivermectin.
The video-sharing platform said that the violation is part of their three-strike rule, which Johnson now has one strike.
SENATOR RON JOHNSON:
Senator Johnson ripped YouTube’s decision on Friday, casting it as symbolic of “Big Tech’s” power.
He said in a statement:
“YouTube’s ongoing Covid censorship proves they have accumulated too much unaccountable power. 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. They have decided there is only one medical viewpoint allowed, and it is the viewpoint dictated by government agencies,” he said in a statement.
“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.”