Frontlines Drs Silenced

PUBLISHED: 1:00 PM 28 Jul 2020
UPDATED: 4:14 PM 28 Jul 2020

Social Media Makes War On Dr’s: Video Of Conference Scrubbed From FB, Twitter, YouTube

These doctors are on the front lines, and the fact that they are willing to risk their reputations shows how truly evil the politicization of this virus has become.

Watch it while you can. (Source: Breitbart YouTube Screenshot)

Yesterday, a group of frontline doctors spoke on Capitol Hill about the effectiveness, and essential “cure” we already have for coronavirus… hydroxychloroquine.

Immediately, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook started removing the video from social media because it “violated” their terms of agreement.

The violation? Saying “There is a cure!”

Breitbart News reported:

Facebook has removed a video posted by Breitbart News earlier today, which was the top-performing Facebook post in the world Monday afternoon, of a press conference in D.C. held by the group America’s Frontline Doctors and organized and sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots.

The press conference featured Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) and frontline doctors sharing their views and opinions on coronavirus and the medical response to the pandemic. YouTube (which is owned by Google) and Twitter subsequently removed footage of the press conference as well.

The video accumulated over 17 million views during the eight hours it was hosted on Facebook, with over 185,000 concurrent viewers.

In terms of viral velocity, the post was beating content from many other prominent accounts on Facebook today, including Hillary Clinton, Rev. Franklin Graham, and Kim Kardashian.

The event, hosted by the organization America’s Frontline Doctors, a group founded by Dr. Simone Gold, a board-certified physician and attorney, and made up of medical doctors, came together to address what the group calls a “massive disinformation campaign” about the coronavirus. Norman also spoke at the event.

“If Americans continue to let so-called experts and media personalities make their decisions, the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, will cease,” reads the event’s information page.

The event was organized and sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots.

“We’ve removed this video for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19,” a Facebook company spokesman, Andy Stone, told Breitbart News. The company did not specify what portion of the video it ruled to be “false information,” who it consulted to make that ruling, and on what basis it was made.

[Apparently, a Yale doctor doesn’t count.]

Stone replied to New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose on Twitter regarding the video:

Yes, we removed it for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.

— Andy Stone (@andymstone) July 28, 2020

Stone then added that the platform would direct users who had interacted with the post to information on “myths debunked by the WHO.”

Also, one other thing to note. We’re showing messages in News Feed to people who have reacted to, commented on or shared harmful COVID-19-related misinformation that we have removed, connecting them to myths debunked by the WHO.

— Andy Stone (@andymstone) July 28, 2020

Facebook’s decision to censor the livestream was quickly followed by YouTube, the Google-owned video-sharing platform. The video had over 80,000 views on YouTube prior to its removal.

Following Facebook and YouTube’s removal of the video, Twitter followed suit, removing Breitbart News’s Periscope livestream of the press conference. Jack Dorsey’s platform also then limited the Breitbart News official account, indicating that tweets containing links to multiple stories about the press conference violate the platform’s COVID-19 policies.

A few savvy users downloaded some of the clips, however, and you can still watch it on some platforms.

Truly, it is crucial to watch:

You can still watch the full video here: