Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has announced that he’s “quitting” YouTube—sort of. In a press release, Paul said that he will continue posting on YouTube, but only to criticize it or direct people to his videos on Rumble.
Paul says his YouTube departure is part of his New Year’s resolution to quit big tech over what he views as unjust censorship of ideas.
“Today I begin my exodus from Big Tech, starting with the worst censor of all, YouTube,” Paul said.
“As a libertarian-leaning senator, I think private companies have the right to ban me if they want to, however, those of us who believe that truth comes from disputation and that the marketplace of ideas is a prerequisite for innovation should shun the close-minded censors and take our ideas elsewhere, which is exactly what I’m doing.”
Paul has been tangling with YouTube throughout the COVID-19…