A social network was invited to show humility and remorse for censoring a U.S. senator who criticized face masks on Jan. 15.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants YouTube’s moderation team to be submissive and apologetic after wrongly banning him from the online platform.
Paul’s video channel was suspended in August 2021 for sharing content that allegedly questioned how effective covering the nose and mouth is at stopping coronavirus (CCP Virus) from spreading.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has since admitted that not all face masks effectively prevent infection.
“Masks and respirators (i.e. specialized filtering masks such as ‘N95s’) can provide different levels of protection depending on the type of mask and how they are used,” CDC said on its website.
“Loosely woven cloth products provide the least protection, layered finely woven products offer more protection, well-fitting disposable surgical masks and KN95s offer even more protection–and well-fitting NIOSH-approved respirators (including N95s) offer the highest level of protection,” the agency added.
This announcement prompted the senator to invite YouTube to restore access to his channel.
“Does this mean snot-nosed censors at YouTube will come to my office and kiss my … and admit I was right?” he said on Twitter.
Does this mean snot-nosed censors at YouTube will come to my office and kiss my … and admit I was right?https://t.co/0BZ2HZHiZW— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 15, 2022
According to Fox News, YouTube’s public relations team did not respond to media requests for comment.