Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-06-11 17:13:28 –
YouTube has stopped Senator Ron Johnson from posting new videos on the platform over coronavirus comments for a week.
YouTube Told Hill It asked for comments made by US Senator Wisconsin in a video posted to his account.
He reportedly supported unproven experimental treatments for COVID-19, such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.
The platform stated that it had deleted the video in accordance with the COVID-19 Medical Misinformation Policy. It does not allow content that encourages people to use hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin for the treatment of coronavirus.
YouTube’s false alarm policy states: “YouTube does not allow content to disseminate medical false alarms that are inconsistent with local health authorities or World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 medical information. This is guidance from the WHO or local health authorities. Limited to content that conflicts with.
- Infection; infection
- Guidelines for social distance and self-isolation
- Existence of COVID-19. “
On Friday, Senator Johnson said Tweet Friday, “YouTube’s arrogant COVID censorship continues. How many lives will be lost as a result? How many lives have been saved by the free exchange of medical ideas? All this suppression of speech is all It should have something to do with Americans. “
Hill reports that the video in question showed that Johnson criticized President Biden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.
Hydroxychloroquine, in particular, came into the limelight after former President Trump promoted its use as a way to fight the virus.
Last year, a clinical trial at the National Institutes of Health Conclusion Hydroxychloroquine did not provide clinical benefit to patients hospitalized with coronavirus.
TJM4 first reported this story.