Social media giant YouTube has removed a video of Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The interview, in which Kennedy claimed that chemicals in the water are causing “sexual dysphoria,” was removed from an episode of Jordan Peterson’s podcast. Kennedy and Peterson, both vocal figures, swiftly took to Twitter to express their outrage over censorship and accuse YouTube of interfering with a presidential campaign.
What do you think… Should social media platforms censor presidential candidates? My conversation with Jordan B. Peterson was deleted by YouTube. Luckily you can watch it here on Twitter (thank you Elon Musk).
What do you think … Should social media platforms censor presidential candidates? My conversation with @JordanBPeterson was deleted by @YouTube. Luckily you can watch it here on @Twitter (thank you @elonmusk). #Kennedy24https://t.co/PJFKWH6zmd
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) June 18, 2023
In response, Peterson tweeted:
Now YouTube has taken upon itself to actively interfere with a presidential election campaign.
Kennedy’s campaign team said that he would be happy to debate the issue of vaccines with any prominent proponent of the conventional view. The campaign also emphasized that Kennedy believes in proper safety testing of all vaccines, saying:
Vaccines are not a major priority for Mr. Kennedy in this campaign, he will be happy to debate the issue with any prominent proponent of the conventional view. Mr. Kennedy does not believe the attacks are coordinated. People are simply speaking out according to what they believe. These beliefs are the result of the long influence of corporate money in medicine, research, media, and government.
Even so, there are troubling indications in published research of serious safety issues with vaccines in general, but especially the Covid shots. The real issue for Mr. Kennedy is regulatory capture and corporate influence over government. He is in favor of properly conducted, unbiased, transparent safety testing of all vaccines.
A spokesperson from Google, YouTube’s parent company, explained that the video was removed for violating the platform’s general vaccine information policy. The spokesperson said:
[It] removed a video from the Jordan Peterson channel for violating YouTube’s general vaccine misinformation policy, which prohibits content that alleges that vaccines cause chronic side effects, outside of rare side effects that are recognized by health authorities.
The spokesperson added that Google’s “Community Guidelines apply equally to all creators on our platform, regardless of political viewpoint” and outlined the policies to include that if a vaccine doesn’t reduce pathogen transmission, you aren’t allowed to say it:
Under our general vaccine misinformation policies, we remove false claims about currently administered vaccines that are approved and confirmed to be safe and effective by local health authorities and the WHO. This includes content that falsely alleges that approved vaccines are dangerous and cause chronic health effects, claims that vaccines do not reduce transmission or contraction of disease, or contains misinformation on the substances contained in vaccines will be removed. This would include content that falsely says that approved vaccines cause autism, cancer or infertility, or that substances in vaccines can track those who receive them.
Kennedy, a long-time environmentalist, spoke to the impact of chemicals in the water on sexual dysphoria, specifically mentioning atrazine as an endocrine disruptor. Kennedy said:
I think a lot of the problems we see in kids, particularly boys, it’s probably underappreciated on that how much of that is coming from chemical exposures, including a lot of the sexual dysphoria that we’re seeing. I mean, they’re swimming through a soup of toxic chemicals today, and many of those are endocrine disruptors. There’s atrazine throughout our water supply.
Atrazine, by the way, if you in a lab put atrazine in a tank full of frogs, it will chemically castrate and forcefully feminize every frog in there. And 10% of the frogs, the male frogs will turn into fully viable females able to produce viable eggs. If it’s doing that to frogs- it could- there’s a lot of other evidence that it’s doing to human beings as well.
It remains unclear what specific statements made in the interview by Kennedy were in violation of the “community guidelines.” Kennedy recently was on Joe Rogan’s podcast and delved into his beliefs about the CIA’s alleged involvement in the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy.
Joe Rogan has offered vaccine researcher Peter Hotez a chance to debate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. about vaccines, sparking internet excitement. Rogan aimed to address Hotez’s accusation of “misinformation” by inviting him on his podcast, with no time limit, and offering $100,000 to Hotez’s favorite charity. The debate offers grew, reaching over $1.5 million.
Kennedy’s campaign is on the frontline of the battle of internet censorship, as the candidate recently faced a ban from Instagram. Platforms wield significant power in promoting or censoring information and thus influencing voters, as we saw in the 2020 election, with the social media platforms preventing the Hunter Biden laptop story from gaining traction and circulating.
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Originally Posted on: https://redstate.com/brutalbrittany/2023/06/20/youtube-removes-robert-f-kennedy-jr-interview-with-jordan-peterson-campaign-faces-internet-censorship-battle-n764213