Republican Sen. Ron Johnson was blocked by YouTube for seven days since he shared a video in which he distributed misinformation about COVID-19 therapy, as reported before Friday by Business Insider. Johnson, a critic of what he calls”big tech censorship,” used the video to promote two medications which have not been demonstrated to work effectively in treating COVID-19.
“We removed the video in accordance with our COVID-19 medical misinformation policies, which don’t allow content that encourages people to use Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus,” a YouTube spokesperson advised CNET within an emailed statement.
The video-sharing site doesn’t let medical transcription posing a serious threat of harm to be spread, or content which interrupts local and global health authorities around COVID-19 treatment, prevention and transmission.
Sen. Johnson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
YouTube stated in January that it had eliminated over 500,000 movies for dispersing COVID-19 misinformation, after banning vaccine misinformation in October and blocking accounts like One America Network for spreading such misinformation.
Keep track of the coronavirus pandemic.
The information contained in this Guide is for informational and educational purposes only and Isn’t intended as health or medica