YouTube has suspended Senator Rand Paul for a week. Why are they overstepping the boundaries once more? Jack Dorsey never seems to get enough of this stuff, does he? Two of his interviews were removed because he is accused of spreading misinformation about COVID-19. YouTube removed a video of the senator being interviewed by Newsmax just last week.
Their reasoning was shaky. They claimed that he was disagreeing with the science when it comes to the wearing of cloth masks. Since then, a second video has been removed. In this one, he defended the comments that he made about masks and took direct aim at YouTube. Their rampant censorship does not sit well with him.
“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,” said Paul in the clip. “They are now banning all my speech, including speech that is given on the Senate floor, which is protected constitutional,” the Kentucky Republican senator said during an interview with reporters that took place on Tuesday.
“YouTube now thinks they are smart enough and godly enough that they can oversee speech, even constitutionally protected speech.” Never truer words have been spoken. The senator even went so far as to ask his constituents to watch the video on other platforms, where YouTube’s censorship could not affect them. “A badge of honor . . . leftwing cretins at Youtube banning me for 7 days for a video that quotes 2 peer-reviewed articles saying cloth masks don’t work,” he sneered in a tweet.
At least he is fighting back against this platform. There are so many who simply lie down and accept what these platforms dish out because they do not feel like they have any sort of choice. That’s how much of a stranglehold they have on the current conversation in America. We wish that this was not the case but it has been laid out right in front of our faces for the world to see.
A badge of honor . . . leftwing cretins at Youtube banning me for 7 days for a video that quotes 2 peer reviewed articles saying cloth masks don’t work.
If you want to see the banned video go to Liberty Tree https://t.co/gsTUwuLZGL
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 10, 2021
According to the good folks over at Yahoo News, “this is not the first time Paul has faced censorship from YouTube. In 2019, the company took down a video that the senator uploaded in which he mentioned on the Senate floor the name of the alleged whistleblower, whose concern about former President Donald Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president led to his first impeachment.”
In Senator Paul’s defense, he is allowing for the fact that YouTube is a private company and that they can make these decisions if they so choose. On the other hand, he also believes that YouTube is functioning as “an arm of the government without any repercussions or push back.” That is also true. Progressives never really like to allow for the possibility that there are a few different viewpoints that can be correct.
“It is really anti-free speech, anti-progress of science, which involves skepticism and argumentation to arrive at the truth,” Paul said. “YouTube and Google, though, have become an entity so huge that they think
they are the arbitrator of truth.” These companies need to be knocked down a peg or two, for sure.
How well do we know the intentions of these companies? The liberals are more than willing to believe that they always have their best interests at heart but we know better than that. That’s not something that we are usually ready to go along with. Rand Paul is not, either.
These are sensible statements that are being made but no one really wants to engage with them. For the far left, it is easier to paint Rand Paul as some sort of demon who does not know better. All he wants to do is express his opinions at the moment. He should be allowed to do that without having to answer to all of the usual lunatics.