International News Sources Confirm YouTube Banning All Vaccine Information That Conflicts Government’s Officially Released Information
If Americans could choose one thing to get some straight answers on, it would probably be COVID-19 in general, and vaccines, in particular. The only thing that all sides both agree on is that there is a boatload of misinformation out there. What is in them? How effective they are? Who is behind the push by the government? Are there any potential side effects? Is the medical establishment holding out on us?
Well, congrats to you because YouTube is taking matters into its own hands, and they’re going to strain out all that nasty information that isn’t signed off on by the government.
The purge of “anti-vaccine content” was reported on by Global News on Wednesday, who said that the social media platform “will block all anti-vaccine content, moving beyond its ban on false information about the COVID-19 vaccines to include content that contains misinformation about other approved vaccines.”
And this won’t be relegated to just the COVID vaccinations. According to the outlet, YouTube plans to ban claims that the yearly flu vaccine is linked to infertility and that the MMR shot, which is recommended by physicians to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella, can cause autism.
Many who support traditional vaccination schedules are still concerned about the COVID-19 shots being offered. Those individuals might feel warmly toward the decrease of unverified information about more traditionally accepted vaccinations. However, the suppression of information that any powerful group disagrees with can spell trouble. This has been the trend throughout history, whether it be government, or corruption masquerading as religious leadership. The suppression of freedom of speech isn’t something that has ever ended well in the history of the world.
In this case, the social video platform, which is owned by Alphabet, Inc., is going so far as to ban the channels of a number of high-profile figures who have consistently questioned the efficacy of vaccinations, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Joseph Mercola.
Mercola, a well-loved and iconic figure in the world of natural health, released a statement on his website after news broke saying, “We are united across the world, we will not live in fear, we will stand together and restore our freedoms.” Kennedy did not immediately respond to Global News’ requests for comment.
The Biden administration has been clear about their opinion on vaccine “misinformation” saying that sites like YouTube “are killing people” by spreading COVID-19 “disinformation.” Other social media sites are in danger of being brought to court over their status as potential utility companies, too, and criticism from the left is not doing enough to shut down information contrary to the CDC’s advice.
Russia’s state-sponsored media, RT, which has outlets for most major languages around the world, say their German-language channels were removed by YouTube because the company said they breached their COVID-19 misinformation policy, a move that Russia called “unprecedented information aggression.” They threatened to block YouTube from the entire nation.
While Russia’s media has a bad reputation, and for good reason (they’re owned by the Kremlin), they also have a reputation for hiring conservatives. Probably because they think it will fracture the country, but they allow conservatives a voice that could potentially reach their audience of over 700 million homes, worldwide.
The prevalent question here is this: Do they believe they’re working in the public’s best interest or not? Are they doing damage to the nation that can’t be undone? And if they are, the next question is, how did they end up with so much power?