MP’s speech criticising vaccine passports removed by YouTube for ‘misinformation’
A speech arguing against vaccine passports delivered by Conservative MP David Davis has reportedly been removed from YouTube.
According to Big Brother Watch, the civil liberties campaign group to whom David delivered the speech, their video was removed for ‘contradicting expert consensus’ and breaching rules on ‘medical misinformation’.
In the talk, the backbench MP and former Brexit secretary said he agreed with vaccines but said IDs denoting vaccination status are “illiberal, demanding that we, an ordinary British citizen, produce our papers to do something which is normal in our daily lives.”
Mr Davis said in a joint statement with the group: “My speech at conference was carefully researched, wholly accurate and backed up with the latest scientific evidence. The unambiguous attempt by YouTube to censor my speech is a warning. If YouTube is happy to attempt to silence elected Members of Parliament, then they are also happy to censor anyone uploading content to their services. The government must stop the erosion of free speech online – that starts with looking again at the wholly inadequate proposals in the Online Safety Bill.”
Mr Davis told TalkRADIO this morning that YouTube’s decision was “outrageous” and that “It’s the first time in Britain I have had my speech censored. It’s why we shouldn’t let Google, YouTube or Facebook censor our speech.”