(RoyalPatriot.com)- In an ironic twist, YouTube has censored Ron Paul, who is a medical doctor, for spreading what they have labeled “medical misinformation.”
Paul, who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas for three separate stints, was a career medical doctor before getting into politics. In fact, he graduated from Duke University with his medical doctorate.
He even worked in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard as a flight surgeon. Eventually, he opened a private medical practice in Texas.
Late last week, Paul sent a tweet that said:
“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. The episode was a news report on a Trump rally — they said it is ‘medical misinformation.'”
Without any warning at all, YouTube decided to censor Paul’s video that was several weeks old by the time they looked at it. Paul responded by saying:
“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?”
Paul is also the father of Rand Paul, the current senator from Kentucky. In posting his response after the video was censored, Paul posted a screenshot of the appeal he made to YouTube’s decision. He said the show “does not provide any medical information, though its host is a medical doctor.” He further said the show is only a “news and analysis program.”
Like many other big tech companies, YouTube has come under attack recently for its censorship policies. It seems as though they are applying them very broadly to silence conservative views. They then try to use a broad reason such as “medical misinformation” to justify the decision, even if it doesn’t make any sense.
In the YouTube episode in question, Paul is seen criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci. He specifically references Fauci’s initial opposition to wearing masks, only to switch courses and say he supports them.
Stuff like this is what has many conservatives angered. Since Paul’s show didn’t actually include any medical advice, what was it that YouTube censored? Was it because he criticized Fauci?
In the past, YouTube and its parent company Google have drawn criticism from conservatives for policies that have seemed to be targeted at quelling their free speech rights.
In early December, YouTube said it would remove all videos that claimed there was fraud during the presidential election that helped to change the outcome. In response, Senator Josh Hawley blasted the decision and called for Section 230 to be repealed. He tweeted:
“@Google owned @YouTube officially announcing free speech no longer allowed. If you have concerns about election integrity, you must sit down and shut up. Repeal Section 230 and break these companies up.”