Seriously, it's one thing for a tech platform to censor a commentator like Allie Stuckey or an academic like James Lindsay (as horrible as that still is), but to censor a sitting senator and medical doctor over a point of disagreement on masks?
Sen. Rand Paul has been suspended from YouTube.
The Kentucky Republican also was forced to remove the offending video, which YouTube said broke its rules against what it deems medical misinformation.
The one-week suspension began Monday over a video in which Mr. Paul said that "cloth masks don't work" and most over-the-counter masks "don't prevent infection," YouTube told reporters.
YouTube has denied being political. After all, they're just upholding the insanely objective CDC, which hasn't waffled on scientific truth in favor of political lies at ALL in the last 18 months, and 100% in leftists' favor.
Sen. Paul had some thoughts.
Here were some more of his radical thoughts:
"As a libertarian-leaning Senator, I think private companies have the right to ban me if they want to, but I think it is really anti-free speech, anti-progress of science, which involves skepticism and argumentation to arrive at the truth. We realize this in our court systems that both sides present facts on either side of a question and complete an adversarial process to reach the truth in each case.
"Journalism isn't far from that and in some ways, the adversarial part of the courtroom is ideally what you would find in journalism, where both sides would present facts, there is a period of argumentation and people figure out the truth for themselves. YouTube and Google though, have become an entity so huge that they think they are the arbitrator of truth."
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