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February 15, 2021

YouTube Permanently Bans LifeSiteNews for Criticizing Vaccines' Use of Aborted Fetal Cell Lines

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After LifeSiteNews made several videos arguing against the use of COVID-19 vaccines that used cells derived from aborted children during their research and/or production, YouTube has permanently banned the pro-life organization from posting videos there.

YouTube, which is owned by Google, uses a "three-strikes" policy when enforcing its rules against video creators. YouTube channels will gain a strike when they post a video that Google believes violates the website's guidelines, and three strikes within 90 days will result in a channel's permanent removal. The strikes recently gained by LifeSiteNews were all related to YouTube's COVID-19 misinformation policy, according to the tech giant. Google said that LifeSiteNews had created “content that promotes prevention methods that contradict local health authorities or WHO.”

Before the channel was removed, LifeSiteNews had accrued 300,000 subscribers and had a regular show with an average of 50,000 views.

LifeSiteNews editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen told CNA, “Our best guess is that the channel was taken down for our frank and factual discussion of the controversy around abortion-tainted medicines and vaccines. The origins of these vaccines and their association with abortion is acknowledged by the vast majority of scientists. Prior strikes were given for speaking the truth about COVID lockdowns and the presence of aborted fetal cells in the vaccines.”