Facebook has removed a video posted by Breitbart News, which was the top-performing Facebook post in the world Monday afternoon. It was a press conference in D.C. held by the group America’s Frontline Doctors and organized and sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots.
The press conference featured Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) and frontline doctors sharing their views and opinions on coronavirus and the medical response to the pandemic. YouTube (which is owned by Google) and Twitter subsequently removed footage of the press conference as well.
The video accumulated over 17 million views during the eight hours it was hosted on Facebook, with over 185,000 concurrent viewers.
The event, hosted by the organization America’s Frontline Doctors, a group founded by Dr. Simone Gold, a board-certified physician, and attorney, and made up of medical doctors, came together to address what the group calls a “massive disinformation campaign” about the coronavirus. Norman also spoke at the event.
Facebook’s Andy Stone removed it.
“We’ve removed this video for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19,” a Facebook company spokesman, Andy Stone, told Breitbart News. The company did not specify what portion of the video it ruled to be “false information,” who it consulted to make that ruling, and on what basis it was made.
Stone used to work for far-left Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer and the DCCC:
Stone replied to New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose on Twitter regarding the video:
Yes, we removed it for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) July 28, 2020
Stone then added that the platform would direct users who had interacted with the post to information on “myths debunked by the WHO.” Facebook followed and censored, they youtube, them Google. Then Twitter censored and they limited some of Breitbart’s features.
Tim Pool wants to know who the hay these people are to do it:
This makes absolutely no sense
The president shared health information from doctors and Twitter removed it?
How the fuck is Twitter removing the President sharing medical advice from doctors???
Who at Twitter knows more that them
Does Twitter employ doctors now to fact check? https://t.co/7OMTsARKUE
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) July 28, 2020
These are videos they missed:
Dr. Stella Immanuel talks about her experience treating COVID-19 patients with Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, and Zithromax.
“You want a double blinded study where people are dying? It’s unethical.” pic.twitter.com/TYQjn7EKMH
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 27, 2020
Americas Frontline Doctors – Capitol Hill Press Conference https://t.co/IYE7MKCWWi
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) July 28, 2020