This is so infuriating; YouTube removed an interview with Prof. Dr Dolores Cahill, an academic, researcher and lecturer with expertise on biomedical applications of high content proteins among other things (source). She has an alternative view on the current pandemic, to say it mildly, a view that differs from the official WHO guidelines.
Now, this shouldn't surprise anyone anymore; YouTube is fast becoming the online extension of mainstream media, as alternative voices on both sides of the political spectrum are being silenced through algorithms and straightforward censorship. It is the way that this particular video met its demise that makes it so egregious. Dave Cullen, a right wing YouTuber who's channel I occasionally visit, posted the interview in question; it was removed after one week. Cullen then received an email from a Business Insider reporter who asked him if he had any comments on the video's removal, and that's where this story becomes ugly...
Watch the video (15 minutes) for the entire history, but to make a long story short, it was the BI reporter himself who flagged the video for removal! This is unbelievable. I ask of you, dear reader, to put aside for a moment your own opinion on the whole corona situation, to not consider the fact that Cullen is indeed right wing, that Dolores Cahill is also a prominent member of the Irish Freedom Party, a party with strong nationalist tendencies of which at least one of its founders supports the "great replacement" far right conspiracy theory, forget all that for a moment when you watch Dave Cullen's response to this ordeal. Like I said, I've watched many of his videos and I wouldn't go as far as to call him "hard right" or "far right"; he's just one of the many right wingers who ride the wave of anti-SJW nonsense. It's like Jordan Peterson once said in an interview: "I found out how to monetize social justice warriors"...
That's not important though. What is important is that the marriage between mainstream media and platforms YouTube and Facebook is now out in the open and complete, just like the marriage between corporate power and political power is complete and in the open for all to see. They don't even try to hide it anymore. Whatever happened to "I may disagree with what you're saying, but I'll defend your right to say it"? Yes, fight racism and hate-speech, but that's where it ends. Cullen's political opinions are usually garbage as far as I'm concerned, just like Peterson's, Molineux's and Shapiro's, but silencing him or the professor he's interviewed is a crime against us all. And letting for profit corporations become the arbiters of what's allowed in public discourse is a sure way to corporate authoritarianism, also known as fascism.
Well, This is Truly Unbelievable.
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