- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 29, 2021

It’s final: YouTube has become the unabashed mouthpiece for Big Government.

“YouTube will block all anti-vaccine content, moving beyond its ban on false information about the COVID vaccines to include content that contains misinformation about other approved vaccines,” Reuters wrote.

Make way, no doubt, for all the other social media leftist loons to follow suit.

And it’s not just COVID-19-related content that’s the stuff of additional YouTube target. It’s all vaccines, all types of viruses, all kinds of health and medical data.

Want to find out about possible side effects related to the measles, mumps and rubella shot — including risks of autism, as alleged by some? Don’t go to YouTube. The content is banned.

How about side effects from flu shots, including concerns of causing infertility? Not on YouTube. Not anymore. Not even schooled debates from Robert F. Kennedy, longtime researcher of vaccine risks — a voice who’s at least as knowledgeable about the medical world as the non-medical, non-medically degreed Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who’s not been banned, by the way.

“We’re expanding our medical misinformation policies on YouTube with new guidelines on vaccines,” The YouTube Team wrote in a website post.

Team YouTube went on to explain how “medical misinformation” is bad for citizens’ health, and since it’s scientists who are in the know, and peon citizens’ who are too stupid to know, that it’s incumbent on responsible social media sites to elevate the voices of those in the know and silence all the rest.

They don’t state it as bluntly, of course.

“Today, we’re expanding our medical misinformation policies on YouTube with new guidelines on currently administered vaccines that are approved and confirmed to be safe and effective by local health authorities and The Who,” Team YouTube wrote.

In other words: Feel the chill.

Yet another layer of freedom has been stripped from America’s once-admired, once-lively free-speaking stage.

Yes, as a private company, YouTube can stifle whatever expressions it wants. But stifling countering viewpoints on medical treatments only serves to raise even higher the red flag on certain medical treatments. If there’s nothing to hide, why hide?

Only dictators and deceivers need darkness. Truth and honesty can stand in the face of any countering viewpoints.

YouTube’s latest crackdown on free speech only gives credence to those who are cautious to take vaccines in the first place — has only given credence to the very questions its team of merry censors have sought to stifle. Such is the stupidity of leftists.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter by clicking HERE. Her latest book, “Socialists Don’t Sleep: Christians Must Rise Or America Will Fall,” is available by clicking HERE.

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