The technological oligarchy has arrived, ladies and gentlemen, and our freedom of speech is eroding in rapid fashion.
YouTube, the world’s most popular video sharing website whose entire existence is dependent upon making ad revenue off of your content, is now refusing to allow anyone to upload anything that even so much as resembles an anti-vaccine sentiment.
YouTube is taking down several video channels associated with high-profile anti-vaccine activists including Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who experts say are partially responsible for helping seed the skepticism that’s contributed to slowing vaccination rates across the country.
The ban was widespread.
As part of a new set of policies aimed at cutting down on anti-vaccine content on the Google-owned site, YouTube will ban any videos that claim that commonly used vaccines approved by health authorities are ineffective or dangerous. The company previously blocked videos that made those claims about coronavirus vaccines, but not ones for other vaccines like those for measles or chickenpox.
And so, where the Constitution guarantees us free speech, these enormous companies have consolidated enough bandwidth to render our rights moot. This isn’t democracy, nor is it freedom. Not in the least.
Instead, what we are dealing with here is a shift in power not unlike the one that occurred during the industrial revolution, in which massive corporations conglomerated to the point that resources and labor were channeled into a few small clans of Machiavellian miscreants.
In this new informational revolution, it is content and bandwidth that are being channeled into the hands of Orwellian oppressors who are hellbent on reshaping this nation into a singular, homogenous ideology.