As a board certified physician with 35+ years of experience, I would think it's acceptable to speak of my medical knowledge on social media. So why is it that non-medical professionals are allowed to determine what's appropriate for physicians to say? Last week, YouTube struck down a few of my videos with fellow colleagues on the basis that we violated YouTube's policies regarding COVID-19. Now, these colleagues I spoke with are professional physicians currently working with the field with patients diagnosed with COVID-19, and they were sharing their insight about what works and what doesn't. These physicians were trying to get pertinent information out to the public! And now we live in a society where 23 year old computer coders can dictate the accuracy of medical information... Do you trust a 23 year old computer coder with your life?
Physicians are easily frightened to share this kind of information, whether by liability or ruined reputation. But now, YouTube is conditioning physicians to be frightened to even talk about their own profession! We must return to openly discussing medicine and science with the public. That's what science is all about, discourse! In fact, CDA 230 protects YouTube to allow this discourse, and in censoring our videos, they violate the very laws that protect them! We must return to the days where physicians dictate the accuracy of medical information, not non-medical algorithms.
Discourse of differing perspectives leads to truth, and only truth can aid in the pursuit of happiness. I believe it's the dawn of a revolution. It's the dawn of the Rational Revolution!
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