YouTube is censoring an anti-lockdown doctor's viral video.
The former head of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at Rockefeller University New York, Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski, had his most popular video erased from the social media platform.
The video is heavily critical of government's response to the virus, arguing shelter-in-place orders only prolong the pandemic.
Wittkowski: "With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity. About 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected."
With no notice from YouTube telling him why the video was deleted, Dr. Wittkowski found the move puzzling saying: "They don’t tell you. They just say it violates our community standards. There’s no explanation for what those standards are or what standards it violated."
But he is not the only lockdown skeptic falling prey to social media censorship — anti-lockdown documentary Plandemic, another video with millions of views, was also taken down by YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter for "unsubstantiated diagnostic advice."
Facebook removed the Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine Facebook group as well, a group with 386,000 members.
With lockdowns continuing, YouTube and other social media platforms appear devoted to their online censorship campaigns — explicitly admitting the only narrative that will be allowed is that of the World Health Organization.
YouTube CEO: "Anything that goes against [WHO] recommendations would be a violation of our policy and so removal is another really important part of our policy."