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EDITOR NOTE: A big name has been caught up in YouTube’s crusade against “misinformation.” The Google-owned platform suddenly deleted the Ron Paul Institute channel on Thursday with no warning for "severe or repeated violations of our community guidelines." The Libertarian congressman took to Twitter to share the cancellation and the immediate denial of his appeal. Paul shared that he was “shocked,” and there was "no warning, no strikes, no evidence." The YouTube Ron Paul feud took another strange twist when the account was restored later that afternoon, again without explanation. This all ties in with Google, YouTube, and other social media giant’s crackdown on accounts that the companies deem to be a threat to society in some way.

update (2:55pm ETD): An hour after Ron Paul's initial viral tweet announcing YouTube had terminated the account, the Ron Paul Institute's channel suddenly and without explanation appears to have been restored

The initial announcement of the suspension by Paul had immediately triggered an uproar and demands of answers from the Google-owned platform. It's as yet unclear why it was suspended in the first place, but may have been 'flagged' for Covid 'misinformation' - given YouTube's vowing this week to begin a far-reaching crackdown. 

On Thursday afternoon former Republican Congressman Ron Paul announced that YouTube inexplicably and without warning deleted his Ron Paul Institute Channel, citing "no warning, no strikes, no evidence."

The popular Libertarian thinker and long-term Republican rep whose daily commentary is featured in the Ron Paul Liberty Report said he was "very shocked" especially given the channel has lately been "rarely used". The popular Liberty Report is hosted on a different channel altogether and appears to still be active, however.

After appealing the move, YouTube sent Paul a message saying the request for review and appeal has been denied.

"We have decided to keep your account suspended based on our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service," YouTube said in a statement screenshoted and posted to Twitter by the former Congressman. 

It's unclear precisely what was behind YouTube's rationale for the suspension, but the dominant video upload platform owned by Google just this week announced what's essentially a 'zero tolerance' approach to channels flagged for Covid 'misinformation.'

As TechCrunch detailed Wednesday, "The Google-owned video platform had previously banned over 1 million videos spreading dangerous COVID-19 misinformation."

The report continues, "Now, YouTube says it will also remove content that spreads misinformation about vaccine safety, the efficacy of vaccines and ingredients in vaccines."

The Ron Paul Institute via its main webpage regularly features analysis questioning the flurry of contradictory dictates coming out of federal and state health authorities concerning Covid-19, vaccines, social distancing practices and enforcement. 

However, it remains unclear if this was the reason for the ban on its YouTube channel. Regardless it's possible that the more popular Liberty Report, which has over 289,000 subscribers and frequently produces viral videos, could be targeted next

Originally Posted on ZeroHedge

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