YouTube Just Censored Investigative Reporting Because… Planned Parenthood

May 26, 2017

by Jon Schweppe


David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, released another damning video yesterday — which The National Pulse covered here — showing Planned Parenthood employees joking around about baby body parts and describing late-term abortions in horrifying detail.

YouTube has now removed the video without giving an explanation for doing so. Let’s set aside the fact that the reporting focused on Planned Parenthood, a sacred cow for progressives.

Consider the following:

  • An investigative reporter puts up a shocking video on YouTube displaying a taxpayer-funded corporation acting callously and wrongly.
  • YouTube, owned by Google, censors the video with no explanation.
  • The corporate-owned mainstream media covers none of this.
  • This happened in the United States of America, the supposed home of free speech and a free press.

 

This isn’t an isolated incident, either. Earlier this year, YouTube abruptly banned the influential conservative law website Legal Insurrection and shut down their channel.

Apparently, the powers that be at YouTube aren’t content to merely provide a platform for open debate. They want to control the debate, too.

So… why aren’t you mad?

UPDATE: According to National Review, a federal judge ordered YouTube to remove the video.


Jon Schweppe is the Director of Government Affairs for American Principles Project. Follow him on Twitter @JonSchweppe

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