WHERE WILL IT LEAD?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 20, 2020) — The founder of an organization calling itself “America’s Frontline Doctors” claiming that the United States’ approach to controlling and treating the coronavirus, also known as “COVID-19,” is faulty, reported Tuesday evening that YouTube removed the video from its second press conference held on Saturday on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dr. Simone Gold, who with her colleagues advocated for the early administration to COVID patients of hydroxychloroquine, zinc and azithromycin and the immediate reopening of all schools, tweeted a screenshot of YouTube’s removal notice of the group’s latest video demonstrating that YouTube deemed the content to be in violation of its policy against “spam, deceptive practices and scams.”
The screenshot indicated that on October 18, Gold was given a warning, and a day later a “strike” was applied to her channel. An appeal of the decision was “rejected,” YouTube said.
The video of the group’s first presser held on July 27 was blocked from circulation by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, whose CEO has denied the accusation that Google intended to interfere in the upcoming 2020 elections.
In July of last year, a former Google engineer claimed that the company purposely suppresses certain terms in its search results with “manual” intervention, a claim CEO Sundar Pichai denied to Congress in December 2018 but admitted during testimony this past July.
Twitter limited Gold’s account for a week following the initial presser, and on July 30, Gold reported having been fired from the Los Angeles-area hospital where she had worked. The AFD website was dehosted, and Gold enlisted representation from Atty. L. Lin Wood of Atlanta, who represented former Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann after multiple news outlets misreported an encounter between Sandmann and activist Nathan Phillips during the January 2020 March for Life in Washington, DC.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is reportedly scheduled to vote Thursday on issuing subpoenas to Pichai, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over concerns of censorship sparked by the suppression of The New York Post‘s explosive October 14 article claiming that emails between Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, show coordination of enrichment for the Biden family from China, Ukraine and other nations while the elder Biden served Barack Obama’s vice president.
On Tuesday morning, Facebook censored a link to The Post & Email’s recent article about vie-presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s constitutional eligibility. In February, YouTube announced that it would not permit the uploading of videos dealing with “birtherism” and “eligibility.”
Twitter has also censored Dr. Scott Atlas, a recently-added adviser to President Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force who appears to be in opposition to the approach to the virus promoted by lead Task Force members Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Robert Redfield and Dr. Deborah Birx.
On Tuesday, 11 states and the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the parent company of Google, Alphabet, Inc., claiming violation of anti-trust law. In a statement, Google termed the action “deeply flawed.”