Social media giant YouTube took down an interview of Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
On Sunday, both Kennedy and Dr. Jordan Peterson tweeted that the video-sharing website had taken down their interview from an episode of Peterson’s show and accused the social media platform of censorship and interfering with a presidential campaign.
“What do you think… Should social media platforms censor presidential candidates?” Kennedy asked on Twitter. “My conversation with [Peterson] was deleted by [YouTube].”
“Luckily you can watch it here on [Twitter] (thank you [Elon Musk]),” Kennedy added, going off in a Twitter thread.
“Maybe you can help me figure out what ‘misinformation’ was in this interview,” Kennedy tweeted.
“Now [YouTube] has taken upon itself to actively interfere with a presidential election campaign,” Peterson tweeted.
Kennedy’s campaign told Fox News Digital that although “vaccines are not a major priority for Mr. Kennedy in this campaign, he will be happy to debate the issue with any prominent proponent of the conventional view.”
“Mr. Kennedy does not believe the attacks are coordinated. People are simply speaking out according to what they believe,” Kennedy’s campaign said. “These beliefs are the result of the long influence of corporate money in medicine, research, media, and government.”
“Even so, there are troubling indications in published research of serious safety issues with vaccines in general, but especially the Covid shots,” they continued. “The real issue for Mr. Kennedy is regulatory capture and corporate influence over government. He is in favor of properly conducted, unbiased, transparent safety testing of all vaccines.
A Google spokesperson told Fox News Digital YouTube “removed a video from the Jordan Peterson channel for violating YouTube’s general vaccine misinformation policy, which prohibits content that alleges that vaccines cause chronic side effects, outside of rare side effects that are recognized by health authorities.”
Additionally, the spokesperson said the company “removed a video from the Jordan Peterson channel featuring a conversation with Robert F Kennedy Jr.” and that Google’s “Community Guidelines apply equally to all creators on our platform, regardless of political viewpoint.”
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