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More YouTube censorship on empty hospital beds?


According to tubefilter, YouTube is continuing to censor videos about COVID-19, that the Social Media giant does not agree with.

In its article, tubefilter discussed a statement made by YouTube’s Chief Product Officer, Neal Mohan, in an interview with Bloomberg. Among other things, Mohan commented on YouTube’s recent censorship activities:

“YouTube is also on the hunt for videos that “might encourage people to flout stay-at-home orders,” and is now removing videos related to “#filmyourhospital,” Mohan said. (The latter is a social media hashtag that urges people to film apparently empty hospitals near them to “prove” there actually aren’t thousands of critically ill patients being cared for across the U.S.)”

READ: The Pandemic Sparked A 75% Jump In Views For YouTube’s News Content, Chief Product Officer Says

So why would YouTube want to yank what appear to be legitimate videos of empty beds in hospitals?

Empty hospital beds are pretty common knowledge. I was recently talking to a friend who said that about a third of the beds on the floor where he is hospitalized are empty.

There have been several media reports on empty hospital beds including England: READ: Thousands of hospital beds are EMPTY – despite non-COVID-19 patients denied treatment

It’s even happening in New York, the US state the hardest hit by COVID-19: READ: In New York, Overflow Hospitals At Javits And On Navy Ship Have Been Largely Empty

According to CTV News the same thing is happening in Canada:

“A new report estimates that there are now more than 11 thousand unoccupied beds in hospitals across Canada, both because of fewer ER visits and the fact that a staggering number of surgeries — almost 53 thousand — have been cancelled.

READ: ‘All of our rooms are empty’: Hospital ERs vacant during pandemic

I previously reported how YouTube yanked an interview from its platform involving two front line California doctors who compared COVID-19 to the flu: READ: YouTube removed the viral video of frontline doctors calling for an end to quarantine and comparing COVID-19 to the flu

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