[Rand Paul] The company policy bans videos that spread a wide variety of misinformation, including 'claims that masks do not play a role in preventing the contraction or transmission of Covid-19.' — A YouTube spokesperson
[Rand Paul] The company policy bans videos that spread a wide variety of misinformation, including 'claims that masks do not play a role in preventing the contraction or transmission of Covid-19.' — A YouTube spokesperson
YouTube suspends Rand Paul for a week over a video disputing the effectiveness of masks.
YouTube on Tuesday removed a video by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky for the second time and suspended him from publishing for a week after he posted a video that disputed the effectiveness of wearing masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

A YouTube spokesperson said the Republican senator’s claims in the three-minute video had violated the company’s policy on Covid-19 medical misinformation. The company policy bans videos that spread a wide variety of misinformation, including “claims that masks do not play a role in preventing the contraction or transmission of Covid-19.”

“We apply our policies consistently across the platform, regardless of speaker or political views, and we make exceptions for videos that have additional context such as countervailing views from local health authorities,” the spokesperson said in a statement.


In the video, Mr. Paul says: “Most of the masks you get over the counter don’t work. They don’t prevent infection.” Later in the video, he adds, “Trying to shape human behavior isn’t the same as following the actual science, which tells us that cloth masks don’t work.”
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