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How The Media Is Creating A Sensemaking Crisis
We released a video on YouTube on August 27th 2021, it was removed within 4 hours from what YouTube claims was "Medical Misinformation."
The interesting part of this was, this was a journalistic piece exploring the way local Detroit media covered a hearing in Michigan about vaccine passports. The video contained some short snippets of a testimony from Dr. Christina Parks, who offered her expert opinion on why it would not be a good idea to mandate vaccines at this moment in time.
As you will see in the video below, there are no medical claims made by myself, the journalist, and there is no push for the audience to decide on something medically based.
This is honest, neutral journalism, pointing to the fact that objectively poor journalism is being done by some mainstream outlets and it's causing a crisis in how we view science. Ironically, the video discusses how we aren't respecting one another's expert opinions during COVID, and instead we are walking away from science - not allowing critique, discussion, or differences of opinion during a time where the answers aren't always clear.
The Pulse appealed YouTube's decision, but it was struck down within hours, backing up YouTube's claims that this video contained "medical misinformation." Interestingly, YouTube has left multiple full length videos with 100's of thousands of views up with Dr. Christina Park's testimony. So why was ours removed?
Having been in this field for 12 years, this is obviously preposterous to me. But you check out the video below and decide for yourself.