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Big Tech leaders are running out of accurate reports and theories to censor and attempt to erase from the ether. So, they’ll now settle for possible treatments of the coronavirus.
YouTube has suspended Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) for seven days after the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs uploaded hearings on coronavirus treatments. Among the topics at the hearing were hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, two possible treatments for the virus, and Big Tech didn’t like what Sen. Johnson had to say about them.
“YouTube’s ongoing COVID censorship proves they have accumulated too much unaccountable power,” Johnson tells Fox News.
“Big Tech and mainstream media believe they are smarter than medical doctors who have devoted their lives to science and use their skills to save lives,” Johnson said. “They have decided there is only one medical viewpoint allowed, and it is the viewpoint dictated by government agencies. How many lives will be lost as a result? How many lives could have been saved with a free exchange of medical ideas?”
A spokesperson for YouTube says the website took down the video because it violated its COVID-19 “medical misinformation policies.”
At this point, Big Tech’s understanding of “misinformation“ is slightly above Joy Reid’s understanding of the United States Electoral College.
These same tyrants called the New York Post‘s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop “misinformation.” It wasn’t. Twitter and Facebook banned users from sharing it anyway.
For a year, social media users were not able to talk about SARS-CoV-2 possibly leaking from a Wuhan lab. That ban is now lifted, as mounting evidence suggests it’s the most likely origin of the virus.
There’s a trend. Too bad we play by their rules.
Because hydroxychloroquine was touted by former President Trump, the media and Big Tech have obligated themselves to dismiss it as a dangerous conspiracy. Whatever Trump supports, they must undermine. That’s how this works. The possibility of saving someone’s life doesn’t change such a rule.
At this point, misinformation just means a conversation political leaders who support Silicon Valley don’t want to have.
Perhaps one day, experts will deem hydroxychloroquine a viable treatment of COVID-19. Until then, don’t you dare ask about it on a leading platform. To be safe, don’t even have it on your mind while surfing the web.