YouTube has once again temporarily suspended Senator Ron Johnson’s channel over so-called COVID-19 “misinformation.”
Johnson has frequently criticized the government’s “authoritarian” responses. This time, he was suspended over a video roundtable discussion where he warned that COVID-19 "vaccine injuries are real."
“The updated figures today are 17,619,” Johnson said. “That is 225 times the number of deaths in just a 10-month period versus an annual figure for the flu vaccine. These vaccine injuries are real.”
YouTube said a shorter version of the video without the controversial information was still on the platform.
“We craft our policies to reduce the risk of real-world harm, updating them as official guidance evolves, and we consider the context of a video to make exceptions that balance open discussion of people’s experiences with preventing the spread of harmful misinformation,” a YouTube spokesperson said.
Johnson attributed the ban to Big Tech censorship.
“Once again Big Tech is censoring the truth," Johnson said in a statement discussing the ban. "Why won’t they let the vaccine injured tell their stories and medical experts give a second opinion? Why can’t we discuss the harmful effects of mandates? Apparently, the Biden administration and federal health agencies must not be questioned. How many more lives will be needlessly destroyed?"
"YouTube's ongoing COVID censorship proves they have accumulated too much unaccountable power," he told Fox News at the time.
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