"When I announced for the presidency, I said that if you give me a piece of ground from which to fight, I will take back this country from these corporate powers that seek to divide us. Well, this is a piece of that ground – and I'm here now and I plan to use it." RFK Jr. said after joining the social media platform Rumble.
The Democrat presidential candidate was previously censored by Facebook, Google and YouTube. Just recently, Instagram slapped a six-month suspension on his campaign accounts as soon as they were created.
"When we use our Team Kennedy email address to set up Instagram accounts, we get an automatic 180-day ban. Can anyone guess why that's happening?" he tweeted following Instagram's ban on his campaign accounts. (Related: Insta-BANNED: RFK Jr. campaign accounts immediately SUSPENDED by Instagram for 6 months.)
RFK Jr. also lamented how Instagram – owned by Mark Zuckerberg's Meta – hasn't reinstated his account, "which was banned years ago with more than 900,000 followers."
Even his supporters are getting censored.
Journalist Luke Rudkowski recently tweeted that YouTube, which is owned by Google, demonetized his channel for posting a short clip of RFK Jr. in one of his videos.
YouTube also announced that they removed an interview with RFK Jr. conducted by Jordan Peterson of the Daily Wire for supposed misinformation.
"We removed a video from the Jordan Peterson channel for violating YouTube's general vaccine misinformation policy, which prohibits content that alleges that vaccines cause chronic side effects, outside of rare side effects that are recognized by health authorities," a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement.
RFK Jr. is not the only prominent individual who ditched YouTube for Rumble lately.
English comedian Russell Brand, who frequently discusses politics and cultural events in a way that often goes against prevailing narratives, also joined Rumble after getting censored by YouTube.
According to Brand, independent creators are being censored on YouTube while the platform continuously props up and promotes mainstream outlets that promote misinformation.
"We have been officially censored on YouTube," Brand said. "They took down one of our videos for misinformation. But why are big media organizations not censored for misinformation in the same way? Is it because YouTube are part of the mainstream media now?"
"This misinformation strike and takedown demonstrates exactly what it is we're talking about," he continued. "We made an error, in my opinion a relatively small error, and we're being penalized. For me, that looks like censorship. And the reason I think it looks like censorship is because there’s mainstream media misinformation up all the time."
To back up his point, Brand shared a video of MSNBC host Rachel Maddow saying that Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations work and will prevent you from contracting and spreading the virus.
"That video is up on YouTube right now," Brand said. "In my opinion, that's misinformation. So we're asking: Is there one standard for independent news broadcasters, like us on our channel, and a different standard for what we would call the mainstream media?”
Watch this video as Joe Rogan talks about RFK Jr.'s videos getting removed from YouTube.
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