As our own Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, recently reported, YouTube has officially shut down the Natural News YouTube channel over a 43-second video that discussed the scientific properties of cannabidiol, or CBD, which is one of several dozen cannabinoid compounds found naturally in the cannabis plant.
The video contained a series of imagery of cannabis plants growing in a field along with text explaining how a woman was cured of terminal cancer using its oil. The video is positive, uplifting, and compassionate – which is apparently grounds for a ban over at YouTube.
After the video was scrubbed from the YouTube platform, Adams received a notice about its removal that claimed it was "inappropriate content." In the first line of the "Video content restrictions" portion of the notice, YouTube explained that it:
"... doesn't allow content that encourages or promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm of death."
How does sharing the heartwarming story of a 52-year-old woman with terminal cancer achieving a healing breakthrough with a natural botanical contribute to violence and death, you might be asking yourself? Your guess is as good as ours. However, the next line in the notice offers some hints as to YouTube's perverted philosophy of what constitutes inappropriate content:
"For example," the notice adds, "it's not okay to post videos showing drug abuse, underage drinking and smoking, or bomb making."
In other words, YouTube has apparently bought into some kind of deranged "Reefer Madness" idea about the cannabis plant, which it seems has been likened to "drug abuse" to the content police over at YouTube.
It's a shocking position for YouTube to take, not only because cannabis is an herb that has nothing to do with "drugs" – a word that has no actual meaning, by the way – but also because CBD oil is completely legal in all 50 states, so long as it's derived from the "hemp" cousin of cannabis.
But this is all just semantics at this point, and YouTube doesn't really care about the details of what's legal or isn't legal – or even what's moral and right, for that matter. YouTube allows all kinds of explicit content to stream across its platform every minute of every day. But a plant that heals? No way, Jose.
That's because YouTube is completely in bed with Big Pharma, functioning as its ministry of propaganda to continue spreading lies about the "dangers" of "plants" that vested pharmaceutical interests want the world to believe are dangerous "drugs."
There's nothing even remotely dangerous about CBD oil, of course. It's a highly effective cannabis extract that isn't psychoactive but that's been shown to provide incredible relief for a number of health conditions – and this seems to be precisely why Big Pharma has kicked things into overdrive when it comes to demonizing it.
Almost every subject under the sun is on YouTube, and that's been the beauty of the platform since it was first created. But now that YouTube has decided to selectively censor content that the big boy lobbyists don't like, it's obvious that YouTube's days are numbered.
Free-thinking people just aren't going to stand for this kind of censorship, especially when some of the most evil content in the world continues to remain on YouTube – much of it completely monetized, it's important to note.
That's why Adams and Natural News have launched a new pro-liberty video site alternative to YouTube that isn't riddled with censorship and double-standards.
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