YouTube Suspends Senator Rand Paul

YouTube suspended Sen. Rand Paul’s account on Tuesday for posting a video claiming cloth face masks are ineffective against the coronavirus.

“A badge of honor … leftwing cretins at Youtube banning me for 7 days for a video that quotes 2 peer reviewed articles saying cloth masks don’t work,” Paul, R-Ky., tweeted.

Paul falsely claimed in the removed video, “Most of the masks you get over the counter don’t work. They don’t prevent infection,” adding that “cloth masks don’t work,” according to The New York Times.

A spokesman for YouTube told the Times that the video violated company policy on Covid-19 misinformation, which includes “claims that wearing a mask is dangerous or causes negative physical health effects” or that masks don’t play a role in preventing the contraction or transmission of COVID-19.

Paul claimed in a separate post on the conservative website Liberty Tree, “I haven’t lied. I haven’t used expletives. I haven’t spread misinformation. I have only told the truth about what our government seeks to do to us, curtailing our most basic liberties, using the COVID-19 pandemic as their excuse.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and countless public health experts, including epidemiologists, have said since the start of the pandemic that masks protect against the spread of Covid.

YouTube’s decision to suspend Paul comes after Twitter temporarily suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from posting on that platform after she falsely claimed that coronavirus vaccines are “failing.”

Public health experts have emphasized the effectiveness of the vaccines, saying they are protecting people against severe cases of Covid. While there are some breakthrough cases among people who are vaccinated, they generally have only mild to moderate symptoms of the disease.

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  1. One would think that someone with a medical degree would know that the masks, as stated by the WHO, the CDC, and hundreds of medical professionals, do not protect the wearers from the virus. They are intended to protect others from coughs and sneezes of the wearers, and studies show that they are 75% effective in doing that.

    1. There isn’t any study that show masks work and you know it. The WHO and the CDC have flip flopped on any statement they have ever made. In fact the CDC was just caught inflating the number of deaths from covid, what a shocker. These people who wear masks all the time I would bet don’t change them like they should or wash them if they’re cloth. People are always adjusting them then turn around and touch everything in a store I see it all the time. I have even watched as they pull their mask down to smell fruit touch it to their face and put it back, disgusting!! Rand Paul is right You Tube is wrong as usual, Rand Paul is also a doctor you liberals just pick and choose what you want to call a fact. Right now the countries with the highest vaccination rates have the highest rate of the Delta variant. The CDC and WHO like to spout bs without facts.

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