by Guy Page
Citing ‘medical misinformation,’ the online video platform YouTube refuses to upload an October 25 panel discussion held in South Burlington by leading scientific and medical opponents of the Covid-19 vaccine.
As reported in Vermont Daily Chronicle, the Restoring Our Faith Summit in South Burlington on October 25 included a panel discussion of scientific and medical experts discussing the Covid-19 vaccine and government/media response to the pandemic. Recently, Restoring Our Faith tried to upload the video of the panel discussion, which was recorded by local videographer Rohan St. Marthe.
YouTube rejected the videos, ROF organizers say. ROF leaders Lenore Broughton and Deb Billado this morning sent Vermont Daily Chronicle and many others this email:
Dear Friends of Restoring Our Faith,
We thought you may be interested in learning more about how the cancel culture is affecting us all personally!
ROF is in the process of making the Restoring Our Faith Summit content available online for all to see. Making all the Summit’s panels available on our website requires that we first upload videos into a video hosting service. We chose YouTube. That was a mistake as it turns out.
It seems that YouTube sees itself as an arbiter of medical and scientific information. In other words, they get to decide what you and I see and whether expert medical professionals who share information, that we do not hear in the mainstream press, should be censored or “cancelled”.
Before we could even get this video loaded onto our website, the panel “Setting the Record Straight” with Dr. Robin Armstrong, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, Dr. Janci Lindsay and Roger Severino was blocked and taken down by You Tube!
We have been told by YouTube that “their panel of experts” considers “Setting the Record Straight” to be medical misinformation. We have been “warned” and may have our channel censored further in the future.
Never mind that everything that our expert physicians said was true and based on their own experience treating patients or conducting original research of first-hand medical information. Never mind that Roger Severino was a high-level government official from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The cancel culture is real! YouTube has cancelled us. We are now looking for alternatives to YouTube.
Lenore Broughton, Deborah Billado
Editor’s Note: The following is Vermont Daily Chronicle footage from the Restoring Our Foundation event, uploaded onto YouTube. (If necessary, VDC will upload these videos onto another platform.)