Breitbart News is reporting that their Livestream event on Periscope was deleted.
The conservative news powerhouse was censored because they aired the Washington DC press conference on Monday held by the group America Frontline Doctors. The event was organized and sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots.
The news agency is reporting:
Footage of the livestream on Periscope, Twitter’s livestreaming platform, had generated 1 million views before being removed by the site. Footage on Facebook had accumulated over 17 million views within 8 hours and had 185,000 concurrent viewers at the time it was streamed. On YouTube, a clip from the event received 80,000 views before being removed by the platform for “violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”
Shortly after removing the footage of the livestream, Twitter limited the Breitbart News official account, which means the account cannot be used to send tweets. A Twitter spokesperson told Breitbart News: “Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We are taking action in line with our policy here:
Donald Trump Jr.’s account was also suspended after Twitter removed the video that was shared by President Donald Trump.
BREAKING: @Twitter & @jack have suspended @DonaldJTrumpJr for posting a viral video of medical doctors talking about Hydroxychloroquine.
Big Tech is the biggest threat to free expression in America today & they’re continuing to engage in open election interference – full stop. pic.twitter.com/7dJbauq43O
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) July 28, 2020
This is the biggest act of censorship the tech companies have done to date and one that could get them in hot water.
A spokeswoman for Twitter, Liz Kelley told The Washington Post, “Tweets with the video are in violation of our covid-19 misinformation policy.”
However, a very well respected Yale professor just published a report praising the use of hydroxychloroquine.
A Yale epidemiologist wrote a column this week saying hydroxychloroquine is ‘the key to defeating coronavirus.’ The science is not settled on this… why are Big Tech engineers, that have no medical qualifications, suppressing this debate? https://t.co/QLN4A4Aas1 https://t.co/Xu4iEBOLcU
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) July 28, 2020
However, since July 1st the FDA still claims the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat the coronavirus is dangerous.