Conservative pundit Clay Travis has accused video sharing platform YouTube of censoring his recent interview with Republican Senator Rand Paul. Over the weekend, Travis tweeted that YouTube was not allowing him to upload the interview calling the move “madness.”
“Regardless of what you think of @RandPaul’s opinions, he is one of 100 democratically elected senators. It’s the very antithesis of democracy to not allow American voters to hear the opinions of their elected officials. YouTube should be ashamed,” he added in a separate tweet.
In the interview, which was posted to video-sharing platform Rumble, Paul discussed Wuhan coronavirus mandates, the Omicron variant, and President Biden’s Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In a statement to The Hill on Monday, Paul’s office said that YouTube’s decision to censor his interview with Travis is “exactly why I decided to leave YouTube.”
“The truth comes from disputation and those who believe the marketplace of ideas is a prerequisite for innovation should shun the close-minded censors and take our ideas elsewhere,” the Republican senator said.
Sen. Paul has become known for his tense exchanges with Dr. Fauci by trying to hold the disease expert accountable.
Recently, Dan Bongino also accused YouTube of censoring his content.
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