(RightWing.org) – Previously, a video taken from the Senate floor and uploaded to YouTube contained footage of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) revealing the alleged name of the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment mess. Now, that video has been taken down by the video hosting platform.
A chilling and disturbing day in America when giant web companies such as @YouTube decide to censor speech. Protected speech, such as that of a senator on the Sen floor, can be blocked from getting to the people. This is dangerous & politically biased. https://t.co/LnbkZJOYgS
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 13, 2020
YouTube’s left-leaning bias has stirred up controversy before, but this is a big deal. Paul’s questions containing the alleged whistleblower’s name during the impeachment question and answer sessions weren’t read aloud based on a ruling by Chief Justice John Roberts, who presided over the proceedings. So, Rand took matters into his own hands and stated the alleged whistleblower’s name during his closing statements.
It seems that YouTube doesn’t want the whistleblower’s name to be known, either.
According to Ivy Choi, a YouTube spokesperson, anything on the platform that mentions the whistleblower’s name violates YouTube’s Community Guidelines. As a result, the platform removed hundreds of thousands of videos, over 10,000 comments, and gave the option for channels to edit out any mention of the whistleblower’s name before re-uploading their videos.
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