YouTube Bans Life Site News for Lying About COVID

YouTube Bans Life Site News for Lying About COVID February 13, 2021

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You Tube has permanently banned Life Site News for promoting death-dealing lies about COVID, such as making claims that the virus is a “hoax” and that social distancing and masks are not helpful in preventing the spread of the virus.

Life Site News has — predictably — claimed that they are being “censored” for their pro life viewpoint. This is hogwash. I put all sorts of pro life opinions and stories on my little FB page and never have a problem with Facebook. Once in a while, some of my stronger pro life statements are challenged by readers who “turn me in” to Facebook. But Facebook always gives what I write a pass.

What I don’t — and will never — do is knowingly put out information that is a lie. Once in a while, I have to back up and say that something I said is wrong. Or I have to post another news article refuting one I posted earlier. But I never have and never will just flat out with full knowledge that what I’m saying is untrue post lies.

I absolutely — and I mean ABSOLUTELY — will not post lies that will lead to huge numbers of people dying a horrible death. There is no amount of money in the world that could make me do that.

But that is exactly what this “pro life” organization, Life Site News, has done. They’ve done it repeatedly and, so far as I know, without voicing remorse or regret.

When they get called on it and banned from Facebook, they play the pro life card and claim that they are being persecuted for their pro life advocacy.

The truth is, they got themselves banned by pushing lies that get innocent people killed. I think they did this on behalf of a psychopath in the White House and the seditious Republican Party. I don’t think they did it for the babies. I think they did it for the money.

I’m not all that interested in Life Site News. I think this may be the first time I’ve written anything about them. I don’t read them. I don’t see them as legitimate. But the fact is that a lot of pro life people go to this web site for news. And they believe what they read.

Another, corresponding, fact is that people who aren’t brain-washed fools of the Republican Party and Donald Trump look at these lies and the pro life people who push them and they judge the whole question of pro life sincerity by them. The pro life movement loses any moral credibility in their eyes.

They view the question of the right to life of the unborn, and to a lesser extent, the opposition to euthanasia, as a political ploy by people who are so indifferent to human life that they publish lies that help spread a deadly virus in a time of pandemic. They see the pro life movement as ruthless political shills who have misled the gullible and the crazy.

Babies die because pro life people lie.

It’s as simple as that.

The pro life movement needs to get out of the swamp of lies and crazy. It needs to stop supporting lies and liars and it needs to stop blindly following the Republican Party in every evil and destructive thing it does.

You can be pro life and still favor sound policies for this country.

You can be pro life and still believe in the germ theory.

You can be pro life and still be for helping people.

You can be pro life and oppose racism.

You can be pro life and refuse to back rapists and misogynists.

Rape, racism, misogyny, lying, corruption, slander, theft and a total indifference to the common good are not pro life virtues. It is not a requirement of being pro life that you become an amoral monster.

Life Site News is playing the pro life card and pretending that they got themselves banned from Facebook because of their courageous stand for life. I think that’s just another one of their lies.

I believe that they got banned for endangering the lives of innocent people in service to a death-dealing, seditious, lying and totally corrupt right wing Republican Party and a psychopathic president. I think they did it for clickbait and for money.

If we want the pro life movement to survive into the future, we have to do everything we can to get it away from amoral people and their dishonest behavior. The pro life movement is destroying its own moral voice in an absolute way by empowering monsters and engaging in monstrous behavior on their behalf.

If we want to save the babies — as opposed to feeding our wrath and feeling self-righteous — we need, as an all-important first step, to stop lying.

From Daily Kos:

“In accordance with our longstanding strikes system, we terminated the channel LifeSiteNews Media for repeatedly violating our COVID-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content that promotes prevention methods that contradict local health authorities or WHO,” Choi told VICE News. “Any channel that violates our COVID-19 misinformation policy will receive a strike, which temporarily restricts uploading or live-streaming. Channels that receive three strikes in the same 90-day period will be permanently removed from YouTube.”

Per YouTube’s medical misinformation policy people who post information that contradicts official medical guidance on the treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and transmission of COVID-19 are banned. That includes “claims that an approved COVID-19 vaccine will contain substances that are not on the vaccine ingredient list, such as fetal tissue.”

In multiple videos, LifeSiteNews called the novel coronavirus a hoax and featured a doctor that called both masks and social distancing “useless’ efforts to stop the spread of the virus. Of course, these allegations are false and research has consistently proved that masks do significantly stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to spreading false information on safety precautions recommended by health officials to stop the spread of the virus, LifeSiteNews created false links between abortion and the coronavirus vaccine.

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