Social media giant YouTube took down an interview of Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. claiming that chemicals in the water are turning kids transgender.
On Sunday, both Kennedy and podcast host Jordan Peterson tweeted that the video-sharing website had taken down their interview from an episode of Peterson’s show and accused the social media platform of censorship and interfering with a presidential campaign.
“What do you think… Should social media platforms censor presidential candidates?” Kennedy asked on Twitter. “My conversation with [Peterson] was deleted by [YouTube].”
Kennedy’s campaign told Fox News Digital that although “vaccines are not a major priority for Mr. Kennedy in this campaign, he will be happy to debate the issue with any prominent proponent of the conventional view.”
“Mr. Kennedy does not believe the attacks are coordinated. People are simply speaking out according to what they believe,” Kennedy’s campaign said. “These beliefs are the result of the long influence of corporate money in medicine, research, media, and government.”
“Even so, there are troubling indications in published research of serious safety issues with vaccines in general, but especially the Covid shots,” they continued. “The real issue for Mr. Kennedy is regulatory capture and corporate influence over government. He is in favor of properly conducted, unbiased, transparent safety testing of all vaccines.
“Our policies not only cover specific routine immunizations like for measles or Hepatitis B, but also apply to general statements about vaccines,” the spokesperson said. “Content that would otherwise violate our Community Guidelines may stay on YouTube when it has Educational, Documentary, Scientific, or Artistic (EDSA) context, such as providing countervailing views to the remarks that violate our policies.”
In the interview, Kennedy claimed that “a lot of the sexual dysphoria” America is seeing comes from exposure to chemicals in the water.
“I think a lot of the problems we see in kids, particularly boys, it’s probably underappreciated on that how much of that is coming from chemical exposures, including a lot of the sexual dysphoria that we’re seeing,” Kennedy said.
“I gotta be careful,” Kennedy said. “I’m aware of that, you know, I’m aware of that danger. I don’t live in fear of it at all.”
“But I’m not stupid about it, and I take precautions,” he added.