Big Brother was watching: Sky News Australia suspended by YouTube

Big Brother was watching: Sky News Australia suspended by YouTube

[Ed. – Another incursion on free speech by Big Tech.]

YouTube has temporarily suspended Sky News Australia from posting on its video platform, issuing a first strike to the popular conservative news channel over “COVID-19 misinformation,” according to a statement.

The tech giant said its decision to issue a strike was based on local and global health authority guidance, which Sky News Australia challenged as being constantly “subject to change.”…

Sky News Australia said the suspension was over “old videos” posted on its channel.

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The strike means that Sky News Australia is suspended for a week from uploading content to its 1.85 million subscribers on its YouTube account.

“Specifically, we don’t allow content that denies the existence of COVID-19 or that encourages people to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus,” YouTube said. …

Sky News Australia said it “expressly rejects that any host has ever denied the existence of COVID-19 as was implied.”…

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