YouTube suspends OAN Network: gross censorship. One America News Network (OANN) has been suspended by YouTube for a week and demonetized indefinitely for posting what the social media giant says was a “cure” for COVID-19. YouTube did not say what specifically OANN said about a cure for COVID-19 that triggered the suspension.
OANN will be able to resume posting videos to their channel after a week but the demonetization penalty means they will have to reapply to the Partner Program in order to make money again.
YouTube said in a statement that the video violated their “COVID-19 misinformation policy.” Considering how often the CDC and the WHO have contradicted themselves on information about the coronavirus, how do they keep track of what’s “misinformation” and what’s just outdated?
Justice Thomas questions immunity enjoyed by Social Media giants. Justice Clarence Thomas Wants To Revisit Social Media Site Immunity
A Supreme Court justice has urged his colleagues to tackle the issue of immunity for social media platforms. On Tuesday, Justice Clarence Thomas asked the court to consider scaling back Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
The section in question has served as a shield for social media companies, protecting them from content users upload to their platforms. When it comes to content posted on their sites, these companies have argued they are more like distributors of information than publishers.
YouTube censors: choose politics over science. YouTube Censors White House Health Advisor Scott Atlas, taken down the video interview of Scott Atlas for the usual vague reasons about community standards
In late August, the Hoover Institution filmed an in-depth interview with Dr. Scott Atlas who serves as a top health advisor to the White House, more or less replacing Anthony Fauci in that role.
Atlas is an advocate for opening up the economy and allowing natural immunities to control the virus. In this, he has many colleagues in the public-health profession who agree with him, including many epidemiologists, virologists, immunologists, and medical doctors, all names frequently covered at AIER. This interview conducted by Hoover allows him to explain his views in depth.
Senator Ted Cruz, who chairs the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, said many Americans believe big tech firms are biased against conservatives and pointed to some anecdotal examples. While no one wants “government speech police,” he said there are other remedies.