Congressman Adam Schiff praised YouTube’s decision to remove anti-vaccine content from its platform Wednesday afternoon; saying the company’s decision is not the “end of our fight against misinformation.”
“YouTube’s curbing of anti-vaccine content is a strong first step. But this doesn’t mark the end of our fight against deadly misinformation. These policies must be enforced. And we must keep pushing for other companies to follow suit. What do you say, @Amazon and @Facebook?,” posted the Democrat on Twitter.
YouTube’s curbing of anti-vaccine content is a strong first step.
But this doesn't mark the end of our fight against deadly misinformation.
These policies must be enforced.
And we must keep pushing for other companies to follow suit.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 29, 2021
YouTube announced Wednesday the company will ban all anti-vaccine content from its platform to limit “misinformation” about COVID and other diseases like measles and chicken pox.
“YouTube said on Wednesday that it was banning several prominent anti-vaccine activists from its platform, including the accounts of Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., as part of an effort to remove all content that falsely claims that approved vaccines are dangerous,” reports the New York Times.
Breaking News: YouTube is banning several prominent anti-vaccine activists as part of an effort to remove all vaccine misinformation from its platform.https://t.co/fBAy4aLxLN
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 29, 2021
“The platform, which is owned by Google, has had a similar ban on misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines. But the new policy expands the rules to misleading claims about approved vaccines such as those against measles and hepatitis B, as well as to falsehoods about vaccines in general, YouTube said. Personal testimonies relating to vaccines, content about vaccine policies, new vaccine trials and historical videos about vaccine successes or failures will be allowed to remain on the site,” adds the newspaper.
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 29, 2021
“Today’s policy update is an important step to address vaccine and health misinformation on our platform, and we’ll continue to invest across the board,” the company said in its announcement.
Read the full report at the New York Times.
A NEW LOW: Schiff Claims RUSSIA Pushed SECOND AMENDMENT so AMERICANS Can ‘Kill Each Other’
Rep. Adam Schiff took his all-out obsession with Russian collusion to a new level Monday evening, breathlessly suggesting the Kremlin promoted the Second Amendment on Facebook to help Americans “kill each other” during the 2016 presidential election.
Democrat Adam Schiff: Russians Promoted 2nd Amendment So Americans Would ‘Kill Each Other’ pic.twitter.com/WW5P1K70pm
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 5, 2018
“We can see for example on Facebook, so graphically what I was mentioning earlier; the multiple aims of the Russians in their interference in our elections. On Facebook you had the content that was clearly anti-Hillary and you had the content that was very pro-Trump,” said Schiff.
“Of course, they parroted Black Lives Matter to try to broaden the racial divide in this country. Fascinatingly they also trumpeted the Second Amendment. The Russians are very big fans of our Second Amendment,” he added.
“The Russians would be very thrilled if we would be doing nothing but killing each other every day, and sadly we are,” said the liberal lawmaker.
ABSENT ADAM: Rep. Collins Rips Schiff for Skipping Impeachment Hearings, Says ‘Hiding Behind Staff’
GOP Rep. Doug Collins slammed the Democrats’ never-ending impeachment fantasy Monday morning; blasting Intel Chair Adam Schiff for skipping the hearings while opting to “hide behind his staff.”
“At the end of the day, all of this is about — is about a clock and a calendar because (Democrats) can’t get over the fact Donald Trump is president of the United States and they don’t have a candidate that they think can beat him,” Collins told the House Judiciary Committee
Collins stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night following a day of heated impeachment testimony on Capitol Hill; saying Republicans “have the facts” while Democrats “have only hatred.”
“There’s no fact witnesses, we have three people who hate Donald Trump. Why were they even there?” asked Hannity.
“They were there because Jerry Nadler had to figure out something to do. He has no plan, the clock and the calendar, not the facts are driving this… We have the facts on our side, all they have is hatred of President Trump,” said Collins.
“When you’ve got facts on your side, it’ll win every time,” he added.
Watch Rep. Collins on ‘Hannity’ above.