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Russell Brand Claims Hypocrisy After Being Censored On YouTube

Added 09-28-22 01:16:02pm EST - “Russell Brand was censored on YouTube and he's using this incident to expose censorship hypocrisy and to form a wave of change.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Russell Brand Claims Hypocrisy After Being Censored On YouTube”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

One of Brand’s videos was removed from YouTube, which cited “misinformation” as the reason. In a separate video, Brand took a moment to explain his error. He then showed a clip from a mainstream media outlet that remains active on YouTube but, Brand claimed, should have been removed if the platform’s standards were fairly enforced.

“We have been officially censored by YouTube. They took down one of our videos for misinformation, but why are big media organizations not censored for misinformation in the same way?” Brand said in a video posted to his Twitter account.

“Earlier this month we did a video about the changing narratives around COVID, the pandemic and COVID treatments, in which we cited information on official government websites, which we misinterpreted,” he said. Brand explained that his error was claiming that the National Institutes of Health were “recommending” a particular COVID treatment  when in fact the NIH was merely “trialing” the treatment.

Brand appears to have been referring to ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medication that skeptics of the COVID-19 vaccines suggested as an alternative treatment for the virus despite statements from public health authorities discouraging the practice. Check Your Fact, an affiliate of the Daily Caller, concluded in September that claims that the NIH had approved ivermectin to treat the virus were “misleading.” The NIH website states that ivermectin “is being evaluated to treat COVID-19.”

Brand added that he had issued an apology video immediately upon realizing the error. YouTube removed the first video and issued an official warning to Brand’s account. Brand then removed the apology video, citing concerns that he might incur further penalties from YouTube if he happened “to reiterate the claim while apologizing for it.”

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