Family Research Council decries YouTube censorship of discussion on whether schools should vaccinate children without parental knowledge or consent

Family Research Council decries YouTube censorship of discussion on whether schools should vaccinate children without parental knowledge or consent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2021
CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Joshua Arnold, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866)-372-6397

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Big tech giant YouTube has removed a video interview from a YouTube channel which features interviews conducted by Tony Perkins, who serves as president of Family Research Council and is host of Washington Watch, a program that broadcasts on nearly 800 Christian radio stations as well as Christian TV. YouTube removed the video citing alleged "medical misinformation," likely related to mention of the COVID-19 vaccines.

The interview in question was with Mary Holland, which originally aired on July 16. Three days later, on July 19, YouTube removed the interview from its platform. FRC promptly appealed the YouTube decision the same day. The appeal was rejected by the big tech giant the next day, on July 20.

Holland serves as president and general counsel of Children's Health Defense. In the interview with Perkins, she warned of the dangers of removing parental protections from children's medical decisions. The interview was within the context of the COVID-19 vaccines, which are currently only allowed under an emergency use authorization basis, and have not yet been given full and final approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement after YouTube declined Perkins' appeal to repost the video in question:

"Big tech is teaming up with big government to crack down on speech that they dislike. I am deeply troubled by the cabal that is being formed between big tech and big government. Big tech has shown itself hostile to conservative views, but now tech giants, like YouTube, are allowing social media to be weaponized by the Left to eliminate all counter views. This is indeed chilling.

"While YouTube claims the interview with Mary Holland contained medical misinformation -- there was no discussion whatsoever of medical advice. The substance of the interview was focused on parental rights, consent, and notification. These days, apparently anything is a target if it remotely mentions a vaccine and doesn't carry the registered trademark of the CDC. There are no open discussions allowed if Biden administration talking points are not followed.

"Americans need to wake up and realize that the Biden administration, like totalitarian governments in China, Russia and elsewhere, are using COVID to restrict the fundamental freedoms of the citizens and it will not stop here," concluded Perkins.

To watch the Washington Watch interview with Mary Holland, please visit Rumble: https://rumble.com/vk1qj9-mary-holland-warns-of-the-dangers-of-removing-parental-protections-from-chi.html

To read the transcript of the interview, please visit: https://frcblog.com/2021/07/mary-holland-dangers-removing-parental-protections-childrens-medical-decisions/

To watch more of Washington Watch, please visit: tonyperkins.com

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