(RepublicanWire.org) – A Republican senator who was censored by YouTube for posting COVID-19 “misinformation” is demanding an apology from the site. Not surprisingly, the CDC in its latest guidance is saying what sounds suspiciously like what led to the senator being censored.
Last year, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) posted a video to YouTube in which he said cloth masks were useless for preventing the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. YouTube reacted furiously, accusing Paul of violating its COVID-19 misinformation policy. The social media site took down the video and suspended his account.
Now fast forward a few months. On January 14, the CDC issued new guidance on masks – and they admit cloth masks “provide the least protection” – just like Paul said last year. Instead, the agency recommends people wear surgical masks or respirators if they want solid protection against catching or passing on the coronavirus.
Following the CDC announcement, Paul took to Twitter to ask if YouTube’s “mean snot-nosed censors” would now be visiting his office to “kiss my … and admit I was right.” At the time, Paul said the suspension was “a badge of honor” – but it’s now clear his video wasn’t misinformation at all, and while he’s unlikely to get an apology from YouTube, he certainly deserves one.