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Why is YouTube censoring scientists, doctors, and researchers with differing views on Covid-19? 0 Recommended Answers 29 Replies 12 Upvotes
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YouTube is on a purge of content by credentialed and experienced professionals who are giving differing views on the Covid-19 pandemic. A few weeks ago it took down the popular hour-long video by Dr. Erickson, as well as Aytu Bioscience's short demo clip of an interesting new technology. Just now it took down Journeyman Pictures' interview of Dr. Wittkowski for "violating community guidelines". I know for a fact it has removed many more by going through my watch history. It is also aggressively going after mirrors. What in the HELL is going on here?

Even if you disagree with the views of these doctors, scientists and researchers, it is critically important that the public is exposed to this information and engages in debate. The science and policy on Covid-19 is NOT settled, and censorship is the most blatant anti-scientific and anti-democratic act. I can reference dozens of studies, petitions from hundreds of scientists, numerous prominent experts in relevant fields who disagree with the current approach and have formed a different assessment of the risk posed by the virus. Again, this is not a settled matter. The WHO has made significant miscalculations and drastically shifted its position more times than I can count. How is it scientific or fair to consider this institution the be-all and end-all on this issue? Should we not also be listening to alternative views by educated individuals in trying to get to the truth, so that we as a society can handle this pandemic in the best way possible?

Ultimately, YouTube can do whatever it likes. But I and many, many others have lost all faith in it as a platform for open public discourse. Censoring bigots and extremists is one thing - censoring doctors, scientists and researchers for perspectives that do not align with the official narrative is quite another. It is contrary to democracy and it is fundamentally contrary to science. This is a horrible look and you're only making people more skeptical. I implore YouTube to reverse this policy immediately.
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Very well put, totally agree.
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@SEO101 - That you would say that these are the views of conspiracy theorists and nutjobs speaks to a staggering ignorance. Here's an incomplete list of such "nutjobs" who would fall under YouTube's policy of eliminating all views that the risk of the virus has been vastly overstated and that the mitigation measures are doing far more harm than good:

John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Scott Atlas, Stanford University
Karol Sikora, dean of Buckingham U medical school
Prof Detlef Krüger, virologist, Berlin
Prof Johan Giesecke, former EU chief epidemiologist
Michael Levitt, Nobel Prize laureate, biologist
Prof Christopher Kuhbandner
Prof Carl Heneghan, Oxford University
Prof Sucharit Bhakdi, microbiology, Mainz 
Prof Mikko Paunio, epidemiologist, Finland
Prof Dan Yamin, infectious disease, Tel Aviv University
Prof Karin Moelling, virology, U of Zurich
Professor Klaus Püschel, forensic medicine
Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, physician, Germany

I could go on. There are hundreds, thousands of highly educated people who are seeing something different in the data. Who the hell is YouTube to take these voices away? It's frankly disgusting and it doesn't make sense to me how this can be done in good faith. When you can get away with censoring experts in the field (John Ioannidis was censored last week) you can get away with anything. Why are they afraid of their voices?
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You'll get a virus
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We are living in sad times when google ist turning more and more into the "ministry of information", telling us whats right and whats wrong.

Cencorshop of the stanford people is a terrible crime, and we will not forget. SARS-CoV-2 has turned half the world into a huge madhouse, where some idiots were dumb enough putting millions of people under lockdown, destroying lives on a catastrophic scale which will have magnitudes more impact than the virus. And it has created fanatics who think they "know" that lockdowns have "saved" us, not hey have not, they are as stupid and useless as people in public or in shops wearing masks, a sane society would listen to people like Ioannidis and not cencor them.
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this is bullshit what you are talking about.

Fanatics can not stand people who are trying to verify data and think about all this terrible nonsense that is happening. Countless highly appreciated scientsists have spoken out, and were silenced, not because they are wrong, but because the oppose the "official" version, which is based on cheap propaganda and actionism.

There is NO whatsoever useful evidence that proves that lockdowns work at all, furthermore it is obvious that lockdowns cause terrible destruction to economy and society.

There is NO whatsoever useful evidence that face masks help preventing the spread of the virus, which is anyway not a good concept, because there is no alternative to heard immunity. Hoping for a vaccine is bullshit, this is a dangerous misconseption, triggered bei institutional corruption on an enormous scale.

All the studies that i have read to not show evidence, or show a very limited affect in different scenarios. All this idiotic measurements are panic driven, and driven in an attempt to control society, which is a terrible development that threatens our existence.
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why was the dollar vigilante's video censored today? I just watched it on lbry and seriously cannot figure out why it would be deleted. keep up your communist practices and susan wojicki will destroy this whole platform.
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@Voids: Thanks for addressing YouTube's treatment of some of my interviews. Did you flag my recent comment, where I added two more names of scientists to your list, as "off topic"?
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If I become aware of it, I'm making the videos deleted by YouTube available on http://www.asdera.com/papers.html .
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Hi Dr. Wittkowski. No, I didn't flag your comment. I believe it was probably some bitter opponent of democracy and science who flagged you just because they recognized your name. I hope you are able to get your voice heard now that the company that holds a virtual monopoly over online video distribution has decided you aren't allowed to share your educated perspectives.
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I'm sick of this YouTube censorship and digital book burning. YouTube better stop this shit because when the American people realize they have been lied to I wont stop them from hanging all these traitors, I'll be there with some popcorn in the front row saying I warned you Susan and all your elite asshole buddies will be next in line. No bbn one should be able to censor in america, we need to take back our country from these assholes that are trying to destroy everything we love. YouTube you have been warned do the right thing because your words will fall on deaf ears and you wont be able to convince the mob that you were just following orders.
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