YouTube Suspends Sen. Ron Johnson For COVID Lies

The Insider reports:

Senator Ron Johnson has been suspended from YouTube for a week after his account uploaded a video of him spreading medical misinformation, in violation of Google’s detailed policy on the matter.

The conflict is the latest episode of a running feud the Republican from Wisconsin is waging against the video-sharing website, accusing the company of censorship when it enforces its terms of service.

In his latest video, viewed by the conservative website the Federalist, Johnson promotes two generic drugs for which “there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use” in treating Covid-19, and that are specifically named in the YouTube policy against treatment misinformation.

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