YouTube pulls Jordan Peterson’s interview with Democrat RFK Jr. where the presidential hopeful said chemicals in the water turned trans kids, saying it violated their vaccine policy
- On Monday, YouTube removed an interview between Jordan Peterson and presidential hopeful RFK Jr.
- The Google-owned platform said the video violated its general vaccine misinformation policy
- The interview, in which Kennedy claims chemicals in the water cause ‘gender dysphoria’ in American children, remains available on Twitter
YouTube has deleted an interview conducted by Jordan Peterson with 2024 Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., saying he violated its guidelines against sharing false information about vaccines.
A spokesperson for the Google-owned company said on Monday: ‘We have removed a video from the Jordan Peterson channel for violating YouTube’s general vaccine misinformation policy, which prohibits content alleging vaccines cause side effects. chronic side effects, apart from the rare side effects recognized by health authorities.’
Kennedy, who launched his presidential campaign in April, criticized YouTube for removing the video, which was posted earlier this month.
During the interview with Peterson, Kennedy claimed that it is the chemicals in the water that turn transgender children.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he was censored and argued there was no misinformation in a video that YouTube took down citing its vaccine misinformation policy
On Twitter, Kennedy wrote: “What do you think… Should social media platforms censor presidential candidates?”
‘My conversation with @JordanBPeterson has been deleted by @YouTube. Luckily7 you can watch it here on Twitter (thanks Elon Musk).
Peterson also responded, accusing YouTube of “taking it upon itself to actively interfere with a presidential election campaign.”
According to its vaccine misinformation policy, YouTube prohibits content that “poses a serious risk of serious harm by disseminating medical misinformation about currently administered vaccines that are approved and confirmed to be safe and effective by local health authorities and by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The platform said its guidelines apply to all content and creators on the platform, regardless of their policy.
Earlier this month, Kennedy’s Instagram was reinstated following a ban issued due to posting “debunked coronavirus or vaccine claims.”
Kennedy’s campaign told Fox News that although ‘vaccines are not a major priority for Mr. Kennedy in this campaign, he will be happy to debate the issue with any prominent supporter of the conventional view.
‘M. Kennedy doesn’t think the attacks are coordinated. People just express themselves according to what they believe. These beliefs are the result of the long influence of corporate money on medicine, research, the media and government.
“Even so, there are troubling indications in published research of serious safety issues with vaccines in general, but Covid shots in particular. The real issue for Mr. Kennedy is regulatory capture and corporate influence over government. He supports properly conducted, impartial and transparent safety testing for all vaccines,” the campaign statement concluded.
Jordan Peterson, psychologist and conservative commentator, said YouTube chose to intervene in the 2024 election
In the interview with Peterson, Kennedy claimed that it is the chemicals in the water that turn transgender children.
The son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy has said “much of the gender dysphoria” America is experiencing stems from exposure to chemicals in water.
“I think a lot of the issues that we see in children, especially boys, are probably underestimated because of the amount of that that comes from chemical exposures, including a lot of the gender dysphoria that we see. “, did he declare.
“I mean, they’re swimming in a soup of toxic chemicals today, and a lot of them are endocrine disruptors. There’s atrazine in our entire water supply.
RFK Jr. has found himself in the headlines in recent days, mostly for his views on vaccines. He has long criticized them, claiming they cause autism. The 2024 hopeful recently appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast, where he questioned vaccines.
This led Dr. Peter Hotez to criticize the interview on social media. Rogan then challenged the doctor to debate RFK Jr. on his podcast.
The challenge provoked backlash, from both sides of the debate, on social media.