YouTube, in the early hours of this morning, removed the TalkRADIO channel from its platform. YouTube had been where TalkRADIO streamed its live video content and kept an archive of old shows. The channel had accumulated tens of millions of views and 250,000 subscribers. YouTube has simply said the account was “terminated for violating YouTube’s community guidelines.”
The termination came shortly after the UK Government announced a third lockdown, something that the station had been very critical of.
YouTube’s Covid-19 guidelines, instituted in May 2020, states that “YouTube doesn’t allow content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities’ or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical information about COVID-19.” This includes bans on:
Content that discourages people from consulting a medical professional or seeking medical advice.
Content that promotes diagnostic methods that contradict local health authorities or WHO.
Content that disputes the efficacy of local health authorities’ or WHO’s guidance on physical distancing or self-isolation measures to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
If a channel violates policies such as this three times, it will be terminated. This appears to be what happened last night.
"The home of free speech" banned by the home of tyrannical censorship.