YouTube’s censorship of alternative Covid19 narratives has become increasingly overt.
Now we may all agree some of these banned opinions sound odd, even ridiculous. But that’s not the point. Free speech includes the freedom to be odd, ridiculous and plain wrong. Once that right is gone – free speech no longer exists.
We also need to be sure we don’t let the more risible elements obscure the fact that some very rational and mainstream avenues of thought are being banned from expression here.
Apparently you can’t go on YouTube and simply say covid19 doesn’t exist.
You can say bubonic plague doesn’t exist. You can say malaria doesn’t exist. You can question the reality of cancer, diabetes, rubella, chicken pox, hantavirus, African Green Monkey disease, the common cold and any other pathology you can think of.
The real question is – why?YouTube outlaws “contradicting” the World Health Organization