Youtube Says It’ll Remove All Content That Contradicts What WHO Says About Coronavirus

(ConservativePeak.Com)- Apparently, what the World Health Organization says is true, and there’s no questioning it — at least according to YouTube.
A few days ago, the CEO of the wildly popular video sharing platform, Susan Wojcicki, said that any content that was uploaded to YouTube that contradicted the WHO regarding the coronavirus pandemic would be removed immediately.
During an interview with CNN, Wojcicki said:
“[There’s] a 75 percent increase in the news coming from authoritative sources since the beginning of 2020. So, we have seen a lot of demand there.
“But then we also talk about removing information that is problematic. Of course, anything that is medically unsubstantiated. So, people saying, like, take vitamin C, you know, take turmeric, like those are — will cure you. Those are the examples of things that would be a violation of our policy.
“Anything that would go against the World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy. And so remove is another really important part of our policy.”
Such a wide-sweeping policy is a little alarming, especially considering YouTube isn’t made up of people with medical expertise. To issue a blanket policy that simply trusts everything one organization says or does is scary. If the WHO were wrong on anything, for example, then YouTube would be deleting thousands if not hundreds of thousands of pieces of content that could be correct.
This is almost exactly the position that Senator Marsha Blackburn took in response to Wojcicki’s statements. Blackburn tweeted:
“Is alarming that @YouTube now relies on @WHO’s biased recommendations to decide what video content to take down.
“The @WHO gave inaccurate information about the spread of the virus, still parrots Chinese propaganda, and fought @realDonaldTrump’s China travel ban.
“If Big Tech companies plan to police speech surrounding COVID-19, they need to rely on honest and objective experts.
“History repeats itself and @WHO has proven to be untrustworthy promoters of Chinese propaganda.”
The WHO has come under attack from President Donald Trump and others for how they mishandled the coronavirus pandemic, and for showing favoritism to China. Trump even recently announced that the U.S. would be halting its financial support to the organization “while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”
He continued:
“American taxpayers provide between $400 million and $500 million per year to the WHO. In contrast, China contributes roughly $40 million.
“As the organizations’ leading sponsor, the United States has a duty to insist on full accountability. One of the most dangerous and costly decisions from the WHO was its disastrous decision to oppose travel restrictions from China and other nations.
“They were very opposed to what we did. Fortunately, I was not convinced and suspended travel from China. The WHO’s attack on travel restrictions put political correctness above lifesaving measures.”
Now, it seems YouTube’s leaders are putting the WHO’s word above all others, even in a society like the United States where free speech reins supreme.