YouTube takes down video about free speech lawsuit against Brandon, claiming it promotes “medical misinformation”
Video sharing platform YouTube took down a video posted by a public interest law firm, citing alleged “medical misinformation.” The site later reversed the decision and reinstated the video without notice or explanation.
According to Just The News, the video centered on a July 26 “Lunch and Law” talk by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) regarding the Missouri v. Brandon lawsuit. The complaint accuses the Brandon administration of unconstitutionally coercing social media platforms to censor certain content. Missouri and Louisiana filed the case on behalf of their respective residents.
The July 26 talk included attorney John Sauer, who initially represented the Cave State in his capacity as Missouri solicitor general. He later returned to private practice and represented the Pelican State in the lawsuit.
NCLA showed the video’s removal notice, which stated that it “contradicts expert consensus” on Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines from “local health authorities” or the World Health Organization. The alliance added that YouTube would not reinstate the video, and its previously spotless channel would receive one strike.
NCLA then posted the video of the July 26 event on Rumble. According to the alliance’s spokeswoman Judy Pino, the YouTube version was down for about two days before being restored. She commented: “No email or alert, they just quietly took the strike away and put the video back up.”
“The fear of reprisal from the current ‘surveil and censor’ administrative state not only motivates companies like YouTube to remove discussion of inconvenient truths, but it also causes them to suppress mere reference to entire viewpoints – unless the reference is in line with government-approved messaging,” NCLA Senior Litigation Counsel Zhonette Brown said in a statement.
Just The News sent queries to YouTube’s owner Alphabet requesting for comment over its takedown and subsequent reinstatement of NCLA’s video. The tech giant has not responded as of writing.
Not even RFK Jr. is exempt from YouTube’s censorship
Even Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) twice fell victim to the video sharing platform’s censorship.
In June, the Alphabet-owned company took down his interview with Canadian clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson. RFK Jr.’s conversation with the host of “The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast” was banned for allegedly promoting “vaccine misinformation.”
A spokesperson for Alphabet confirmed the decision to take down the video, adding that YouTube removes so-called “false claims about currently administered vaccines. The spokeperson added: “This would include content that falsely says that approved vaccines cause autism, cancer or infertility; or that substances in vaccines can track those who receive them.”
In response, both RFK Jr. and Peterson accused YouTube of censorship. “Now YouTube has taken upon itself to actively interfere with a presidential election campaign,” Peterson tweeted.
RFK Jr., on the other hand, wrote: “My conversation with Peterson was deleted by YouTube. Maybe you can help me figure out what ‘misinformation’ was in this interview. What do you think? Should social media platforms censor presidential candidates?”
YouTube later censored RFK Jr.’s interview with journalist Al Guart for the latter’s “Beyond the Sphere” podcast. According to the Democratic candidate, YouTube conducted this second instance of censorship “on its own initiative.” He added that the video-sharing site has internalized the political wishes of the establishment to the point where it knows what to censor without being told.
“People made a big deal about Russia supposedly manipulating internet information to influence a presidential election. Shouldn’t we be worried when giant tech corporations do the same?” he asked.
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