Google-owned YouTube has taken down a video showing Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (more commonly known as CPAC), locking the group’s YouTube account for one week and stopping them from publishing more videos from their conference.
The video showed coverage of Trump’s class action lawsuit against social media companies.
YouTube put out this strike against the group behind CPAC, the American Conservative Union, on July 9th and blocked their account from new posts for one week.
As a consequence, YouTube has stopped ACU from sharing the videos from their CPAC Part 2 in Texas, including former President Trump’s speech on July 11th.
“It’s clear that YouTube attacked and censored CPAC due to us standing with former President Trump on his lawsuit on these tech companies,” said Matt Schlapp, ACU’s Chairman. “This is another showcase of these companies censoring information they disagree with in order to support the political positions they like.”
In a comment to conservative reporters, a YouTube spokesperson said the video, which showed research from the Smith Center for Infectious Diseases was removed due to “medical misinformation.”
“At YouTube, we enact our Community Guidelines equally, regardless of the person,” said the YouTube spokesperson. “Using guidance from the FDA, CDC and other health authorities, our coronavirus misinformation policy does not currently allow content citing Hydroxychloroquine (HQN) as an effective prevention method or treatment for the virus. In accordance to our policy, we deleted several videos from the press conference that had the claim that HQN works to fight coronavirus.”
This comes at a time when Trump and conservatives have come under a large censorship campaign by several big tech companies. Including Facebook, Google, and Google-owned YouTube. The topics being removed include more than just coronavirus. Critical Race Theory, open borders and other controversial topics are being targeted for censorship by the managers of these platforms.
If Trump does return in 2024, going after these liberal-owned social media platforms will be vital if Republicans wish to keep any possibility of ever winning another election. Then again, it could very well be too late. We will have to wait and see what 2024 brings.
Author: Scott Dowdy