As the world continues to argue over the all-encompassing COVID-19 pandemic, social media companies have taken a number of drastic approaches to dealing with what they perceive to be misinformation on the subject. The problem seems to be that some believe that their definition of “misinformation” is purely subjective.
The controversial censorship of social media posts regarding the coronavirus crisis has ignited a fresh round of ire this week, after medical doctor and former Congressman Ron Paul found himself on the receiving end of such demerits at the hand of YouTube.
“Very disturbing news: YouTube has pulled an episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report and issued a “warning” that any more violations will result in our not being able to put up more programs,” said Paul on Twitter.
According to Paul, his video was taken down for “medical misinformation.”
Paul was wholly perturbed by the incident.
“The episode was a news report on a Trump rally — they said it is “medical misinformation.”
The former congressman said that YouTube, without warning, targeted a video that was already several weeks old.
“If you care about independent media voices now is the time to fight against blatant censorship. Let YouTube know how you feel about their attack on the Ron Paul Liberty Report…”
“The decision by YouTube to take the program down and issue a warning makes no sense. We are a news and analysis program. Why take down a program that is several weeks old out of the blue?
The episode in question featured a segment in which Dr. Paul explained his criticisms of Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s leading epidemiologists.
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