YouTube suspended Sen. Ron Johnson’s account on Friday after the Wisconsin Republican posted his recent remarks about alternative therapies to treat Covid-19.
Johnson’s account is blocked from uploading videos for a week.
The company’s policy states it does not allow content that spreads medical misinformation contradicting local health authorities or the World Health Organization’s information about Covid-19, regardless of the speaker.
Trump is also still banned or restricted from using YouTube, Instagram and Twitter, among other platforms.
Corri Hess, the president of the Milwaukee Press Club, tweeted Friday afternoon that the group would not remove “the on the record event with journalists.”
However, by Friday evening, she posted that the video of the remarks had been removed by YouTube from the press club's channel.
"They have decided there is only one medical viewpoint allowed and it is the viewpoint dictated by government agencies," the statement continued. »