YouTube removed a pro-life news outlet’s channel for violating its COVID-19 misinformation policy, a spokeswoman told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Wednesday.
LifeSite News announced the ban on Wednesday morning, noting that it was cut off from its 300,000 followers.
“This isn’t a temporary ban,” LifeSite News said.
“Every single one of our videos is completely gone. Thankfully, we have backups of all our videos, but this means hundreds of thousands of people have lost access to our truth-telling content.”
YouTube’s COVID-19 misinformation policy prohibits “content that promotes prevention methods that contradict local health authorities or WHO,” spokeswoman Ivy Choi said.
“Any channel that violates our COVID-19 misinformation policy will receive a strike, which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming,” Choi said. “Channels that receive three strikes in the same 90-day period will be permanently removed from YouTube.”
YouTube has not specified which of LifeSite’s videos violated its policy.
“This is no longer a game of trying to play by the Tech Titans’ arbitrary, leftist, virtue-signaling rules,” the site added in a blog post.
“We are in a war waged by left-wing liberals seeking to annihilate all conservative voices.”
It’s clear: YouTube and Big Tech hate not only LifeSiteNews. They hate youhttps://t.co/nXXHze2T3q
— LifeSite Catholic (@LSNCatholic) February 10, 2021
LifeSite News did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the DCNF.
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