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Doubling Down on Social Media Censorship

Free speech and open research is no longer appropriate

This is my second discussion with Sean Kaufman MPH, CPH this year. The link to our first discussion in January 2023 is below.

This time we are focused on a recent paper on censorship and the updated YouTube medical misinformation guidelines.

Time codes are below.

Full YouTube Policy can be found here >

Sule S, DaCosta MC, DeCou E, Gilson C, Wallace K, Goff SL. Communication of COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media by Physicians in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(8):e2328928. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.28928


0:00 Intro
3:57 Sean introduces himself
6:20 How does he feel about current Public Health strategy
8:15 If you censor, there is no leeway for a mistake
10:30 Updated YouTube Medical Misinformation
14:26 Should COVID-19 denial be misinformation
18:24 Thoughts on masking
21:53 Is there anything that can be done now?
24:01 Review of JAMA paper
27:24 Who stated misinformation initially
30:08 Results of the JAMA study
33:15 Looking at specific points of misinformation
35:30 Another point of misinformation about vaccine efficacy
37:54 Triple vaxxed dying - misinformation
40:18 Most of the population lacks critical thinking
42:20 The groups of Covid ideology. Any chance of pulling them together
45:00 Can Public health stop a looming disaster?
47:35 Conclusion of the JAMA paper
50:30 Who should the public listen to?

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