(Natural News) The most popular viewed video on Facebook as of Monday has officially been removed by the social media giant for supposedly containing “false information” about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to Facebook spokesman Andy Stone, the America’s Frontline Doctors viral video, sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots, can no longer be shared or viewed on the platform for the simple fact that Facebook does not agree with its overall message.
“Yes, we removed it for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19,” tweeted Stone in response to another tweet by The New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose who wrote, “The video appears to have been taken down from Facebook.”
The video in question, which you may have seen by now, features a press conference with Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) and a group of frontline doctors who say that the plandemic, including the government’s response to it, represents little more than a “massive disinformation campaign.”
Founded by Dr. Simone Gold, America’s Frontline Doctors is comprised of board-certified medical doctors who are rightfully skeptical of the plandemic, and who disagree with the lockdowns, social distancing, and other draconian measures that were implemented in response to it – and this is why Facebook disapproves of the group’s message.
Not only did Facebook pull the video livestream after it had already received well over 17 million views, but it also posted a follow-up disclaimer for those who had already watched it directing them to official Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) propaganda from the World Health Organization (WHO).
“We’re showing messages in News Feed to people who have reacted to, commented on or shared harmful COVID-19-related misinformation that we have removed, connecting them to myths debunked by the WHO,” Stone added in a separate tweet, also quoting Mark Zuckerberg who recently stated:
“A handful of times a year, we leave up content that would otherwise violate our policies if the public interest value outweighs the risk of harm. It being from a publisher has zero to do with it.”
YouTube, Twitter also pull America’s Frontline Doctors video
Almost immediately after Facebook pulled the America’s Frontline Doctors video, YouTube, which is owned by Google, did the exact same thing. The video had more than 80,000 views at the time when it was removed from the channel where it was originally streamed.
Not to be left out, Jack Dorsey quickly followed suit as well, removing the Breitbart News livestream of the event from Periscope. Dorsey also went a step further by limiting the Breitbart News official account, which had tweeted multiple links to stories about the press conference.
“We understand that during times of crisis and instability, it is difficult to know what to do to keep yourself and your loved one safe,” reads the violation issued to Breitbart News by Twitter.
“Under this policy, we require the removal of content that may pose a risk to people’s health, including content that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information.”
As you will notice, Twitter specifically used the phrase may pose a risk in its removal criteria, which is highly subjective and arbitrary. This all-encompassing verbiage suggests that Twitter plans to continue selectively censoring content that “may” result in this or that, but that also may not.
Regardless, if Twitter deems information to be questionable or possibly “unsafe” for public consumption, then the company will apparently remove it without a second thought based on Twitter’s ever-expanding criteria for “misinformation” and “inappropriate” content.
“The censorship proves we have an information cartel in this country which is no different than state-supported media in communist countries,” wrote one Breitbart News commenter.
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