Censorship is breaking out all over for conservative websites. Today, the conservative activist organization Project Veritas was “permanently suspended from Twitter for repeated violations of Twitter’s private information policy,” according to Twitter.
Must Read Alaska also was sanctioned today by YouTube for a video compilation of public testimony at the Anchorage Municipal Assembly.
In the video that YouTube has removed from view, numerous people approach the podium at the Loussac Library in Anchorage on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and tell of their personal stories that pertain to the current emergency mandate for masks and other pandemic emergency orders.
The stories are heart wrenching: Some people have lost loved ones to suicide or delayed health treatment, while others are watching their children become withdrawn from the world.
Must Read Alaska merely clipped the videos directly from the municipality’s own YouTube channel, where the testimonies are still posted and still visible in their entirety. We condensed the testimony into a nine-minute video.
To be clear, this is the same content that is on the Anchorage YouTube channel, but edited for length and with minor special effects added.
YouTube has said these Anchorage residents’ experiences are “misinformation” about Covid, and that breaks the rules at YouTube.
|“Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our medical misinformation policy. We’ve removed the following content from YouTube:|
|“Video: Holy Moses! Forrest Dunbar says these testifiers are spreading disinformation. Are they?”|
“YouTube does not allow content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts the World Health Organization (WHO) or local health authorities’ medical information about COVID-19, including on methods to prevent, treat, or diagnose COVID-19 and means of transmission of COVID-19. Learn more here.”
The public testimony video, with Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar commentary about how the public is spreading disinformation, is still visible on Must Read Alaska’s Facebook and will be posted soon at Rumble, an alternative video site.
YouTube not only removed the video, but the platform has now targeted Must Read Alaska by penalizing it with a “strike.” This means Must Read Alaska cannot post videos for one week, and has evidently been put on a red-flag list at YouTube, which will enhance monitoring of MRAK’s channel for other perceived violations. A channel is only allowed two strikes. The third strike results in permanent deplatforming.
Must Read Alaska has about 2,400 subscribers at its YouTube channel, where most of the content is material from public meetings that is already in the public domain. Although MRAK has submitted an appeal of the decision, it appears likely that it will be deplatformed by YouTube at some point in the near future, as Big Tech continues to silence conservative voices.