UPDATED 4:25 PM PT – Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has slammed YouTube for political censorship and urged users to switch to other platforms. The Kentucky senator said on Tuesday, YouTube has been acting like a branch of the Biden administration, despite being a private company.
Paul stressed Biden’s officials denied “actual science” and YouTube has censored anyone who dared to challenge them. He went on to say YouTube was spreading misinformation by telling people face masks protected people from COVID-19, which he argued didn’t significantly reduce the risk of infection.
The senator added YouTube stifled debate and anyone who challenged the establishment.
“People like Dr. Fauci, who have lied to the American people time and again about masks. What I said in the interview that YouTube censored is the truth, it’s fact,” he stated. “…Here’s some of the science for the YouTube science deniers: a DANA study of 6,000 participants found that wearing a surgical mask did not significantly reduce a person’s risk of COVID-19 infection.”
Censorship by YouTube is very dangerous as it stifles debate and promotes groupthink where the “truth” is defined by people with a political agenda. If you want uncensored news, go to https://t.co/AnJ7AheLaU. https://t.co/VBAYnRBB3A
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 3, 2021
Paul went on to point out Rumble was a good alternative to YouTube because it carried real and unfiltered news.