Rand Paul withdrew from YouTube due to “despicable” censorship — Action News Now


The lawmaker cited rampant censorship practices on the platform and said he would leave YouTube as part of the “outflow” of big technology companies

Senator R-Kentucky announced that he will no longer publish content on YouTube, calling the Google-owned platform the “worst censor” among the many “tech giants” that “suppress” opposition.

On Monday, Paul expressed his thoughts in a column by the Washington Examiner, and he pointed out that this move will be part of a larger scale. “Run away” From “New Town Plaza” of “Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram” Rampant censorship and “Almost sincerely abide by the government bureaucratic decrees.”

“Just because the law allows private censorship of speech, it does not make such censorship less vile or unfree,” Paul wrote and added that he will be Rumble, An alternative platform, welcomed by creators who are dissatisfied with the misinformation policies of large technology companies.

Last year, the outspoken lawmaker received two strikes on his YouTube channel, resulting in the temporary suspension of accounts in August and September because the platform claimed to violate its policy on Covid-19 misinformation.But Paul countered that the company has “Dare to delete speech protected by the Constitution” Challenge the popular narrative by deleting his video.

It is indeed ironic that the examiners may think they are progressive, but their behavior is more suggestive of the admonitions of the medieval church.

“In the United States in 2021, you were told that some ideas or opinions are too’dangerous’ for you,” Paul said that aiming “Loud Voice” In parliament “On the left and right” Who said they want “Split or supervise large technology companies” Did not step up action.

Although the departure is described as his “New Year’s Resolution” Paul said he might still post the video on YouTube in order to “Criticize them” Or promote competition.He encourages “Other Freedom Lovers” Follow suit and start business elsewhere.

“About half of the public tends to be right,” He pointed out and added that if, instead of “meets the [Big Tech’s] Approved comments,” them “Everyone passes our messages to free exchange channels, and we can weaken large technology companies in a heartbeat.”