Veteran, obstetrician, and former congressman Ron Paul was one of the latest victims of online censorship on December 22, 2020.
He was censored for “medical misinformation”, despite his well-established medical background.
On that day, Paul tweeted “Very disturbing news: YouTube has pulled an episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report and issued a “warning” that any more violations will result in our not being able to put up more programs.”
Very disturbing news: YouTube has pulled an episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report and issued a "warning" that any more violations will result in our not being able to put up more programs. The episode was a news report on a Trump rally – they said it is "medical misinformation." pic.twitter.com/bzZuPVPY2d
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) December 22, 2020
Allum Bokhari of Breitbart News provided further details of Paul’s medical background:
Before entering Congress, Paul enjoyed a long career as a medical doctor. He obtained his medical doctorate from Duke University, and worked as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, before opening a private practice in Texas.
According to the renowned liberty conservative congressman, YouTube singled out the video without warning. The video was already a number of weeks old.
Paul continued tweeting, “If you care about independent media voices now is the time to fight against blatant censorship. Let YouTube know how you feel about their attack on the Ron Paul Liberty Report…”
He added, “The decision by YouTube to take the program down and issue a warning makes no sense. We are a news and analysis program. Why take down a program that is several weeks old out of the blue?”
In the episode that ended up getting censored, Paul criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci of the CDC. The former Congressman took Fauci to task for opposing the use of masks and then flip-flopping by supporting them.
LCN previously reported on the Mises Institute being recent victims of Big Tech censorship for questioning Wuhan virus narratives. Sadly, this seems to be a widespread trend these days were right-wing organizations get muzzled by Silicon Valley overlords for simply questioning conventional wisdom.
We live in a time where the culture of free speech is all but dead.