Youtube suspends US Senator because he talks about Hydroxychloroquine

Social media giant YouTube suspended Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson's account after the senator posted a video advocating the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

The drug's use in the fight against SARS-Cov-2 has been a political sticking point since last year, when then-President Donald Trump urged medical officials to consider using it to treat COVID-19 patients. . At the time, Trump's interventions, also made on the occasion of his personal illness, led to strong repercussions in the medical environment and among the media.

Johnson didn't go that far, he just posted a video talking about it, but that was enough to get him blocked by Youtube for a week, despite his significant political and elective office.

YouTube did so "in accordance with our COVID-19 medical disinformation policies, which do not allow content that encourages the use of unapproved medicines." An extremely dangerous statement because it is easily extensible to any field: what if tomorrow a senator expresses himself for the continuation of the use of fossil energy sources and this is considered disinformation by Youtube? Or what if another spoke of the need for a just migration policy and Youtube said that this is not correct? A platform has to do its job otherwise it becomes nothing more than another political power. Exposing yourself to the right reactions of the public and institutions.

However, we advise anyone who wants to post videos on controversial topics not to use Youtube at all, but to use alternative platforms. We tested Odysee which is also used by Byoblu and works quite well

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