YouTube Suspends Rand Paul After Misleading Video on Masks

YouTube suspended U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for seven days and removed a video posted by the Kentucky Republican that claimed cloth masks don't prevent infection, saying it violated policies on COVID-19 misinformation.

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FILE - In this July 20, 2021 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. YouTube has suspended Paul for seven days, Wednesday, Aug. 11, after the Kentucky Republican posted a misleading video suggesting face masks don't prevent infection by COVID-19. The video was also removed. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube suspended U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for seven days on Tuesday and removed a video posted by the Kentucky Republican that claimed cloth masks don’t prevent infection, saying it violated policies on COVID-19 misinformation. It’s the second time this month that one of Paul‘s videos has been taken down by YouTube for breaking its rules about misleading content. “We removed content from Senator Paul’s channel for including claims that masks are…

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