Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has had enough of YouTube’s censorship policies —he’s decided to leave the platform for good. So make that 2.29 billion users minus 1.
Sen. Paul wrote an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, excerpts of which are below:
“Every year, people resolve to do things that are better for their health — quitting alcohol, processed food, toxic relationships,” Paul said. “I have come to the realization that my relationship with YouTube is dysfunctional.”
“Sure, I can get millions of views, Paul continued. “ But why should I allow anonymous ‘fact-checkers’ to censor my fully sourced, fact-based content? They don’t want to challenge or debate me with opposing views, they just want my silence.”
“Any time I state that cloth masks do not stop the virus from spreading, as in this Denmark study, Florida school comparison, and Vietnamese study, YouTube deletes the video. I always cite studies and scientific sources such as those listed here, but instead of allowing free and open debate with others who might argue flaws in those studies or cite opposing ones, YouTube simply silences me.”
“About half of the public leans right. If we all took our messaging to outlets of free exchange, we could cripple Big Tech in a heartbeat. So, today I take my first step toward denying my content to Big Tech. Hopefully, other liberty lovers will follow,” he wrote.
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