Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been going to war with progressives for weeks now, but their most recent ploy to try to prove him wrong has many up in arms about the dirty way the left is pushing their narrative.
According to The Daily Wire, YouTube has taken down a video that featured a discussion between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and four medical experts, including one former White House adviser.
“YouTube pulled the video on Wednesday and replaced it with a message saying, “this video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines,” as well as a link to the platform’s guidelines. The video and transcript of the deleted post may be viewed in their entirety at the American Institute for Economic Research.”
The discussion took place last month when the Florida governor held a discussion with Harvard University professor Dr. Martin Kulldorff, Oxford University epidemiologist Dr. Sunetra Gupta, Stanford University physician and epidemiologist Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, and Stanford professor Dr. Scott Atlas.
DeSantis held the position of moderator and discussed the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic response, including what was being done in the United States and of course, in his state of Florida.
However, according to the Daily Wire, YouTube found fault with the video, which was originally posted by AIER, saying that the experts’ claims about the efficacy of children wearing masks in schools to fend of COVwere19 was “misinformation” that could be damaging to those who viewed it:
YouTube pulled the video, originally posted by AIER, over the experts’ claims made about the efficacy of children wearing masks in schools to combat COVID-19.
“YouTube has clear policies around COVID-19 medical misinformation to support the health and safety of our users. We removed AIER’s video because it included content that contradicts the consensus of local and global health authorities regarding the efficacy of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” YouTube spokeswoman Elena Hernandez told The Daily Wire in a statement. “We allow videos that otherwise violate our policies to remain on the platform if they contain sufficient educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic context. Our policies apply to everyone, and focus on content regardless of the speaker or channel.”
In other words, the ivy league educated doctors, and Florida’s governor, don’t deserve to have their opinion available for others to see, because it flies in the face of what the company, YouTube has decided is true.
The members of the discussion violated the platform’s guidelines, according to YouTube’s response, when they voiced their opinions (medically informed opinions) that children might not have to wear masks to reopen schools.
“Children should not wear face masks, no. They don’t need it for their own protection and they don’t need it for protecting other people, either,” Kulldorff said in one exchange highlighted by YouTube according to The Daily Wire.
Yet another clip showed Bhattacharya saying, “Children develop by watching other people, and I think it is developmentally inappropriate and it just doesn’t help on the disease spread. I think it’s absolutely not the right thing to do.”
Atlas dared to say, “I think that the masks in schools, there’s no scientific rationale or logic to have children wear masks in schools.”
Under WHO guidance, Children ages 5 and down don’t need to wear masks “based on the safety and overall interest of the child and the capacity to appropriately use a mask with minimal assistance,” while children from 6-11 may be required to wear a mask in certain conditions where there is “widespread transmission.”
According to the WHO, “children aged 12 and over should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults, in particular when they cannot guarantee at least a 1-metre distance from others and the area.”