Video platform YouTube temporarily blacklisted the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and removed a video of former President Trump.
The video was featured on the channel’s “America UnCanceled” program and included Trump’s recent lawsuit against Big Tech. The channel has been suspended for one week and can no longer post content from its weekend conference. American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp said, “It is clear that YouTube censored CPAC because we stood with former President Donald Trump on his lawsuit against Big Tech. This is yet another example of Big Tech censoring content with which they disagree in order to promote the political positions they favor.”
A YouTube spokesperson told Breitbart, “Based on guidance from the CDC, FDA and other local health authorities, our COVID-19 misinformation policy doesn’t currently allow content recommending Hydroxychloroquine (HQN) as an effective treatment or prevention method for the virus. In accordance with this policy, we removed several videos of the press conference that contained the claim that HQN is effective in combating COVID-19.”
However, the speech included scientific research from the Smith Center for Infectious Diseases & Urban Health and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. CPAC 2021 Part 2 was hosted in Dallas, Texas, from July 9th through the 11th.
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