By Cathy Jameson
I remember hearing a few weeks ago that YouTube was going to remove videos that linked vaccines and autism. Since those two topics are never to be mentioned in the same sentence on social media platforms, I was not surprised by that announcement. YouTube, like Pinterest, said enough was enough. Curious to see if some of my go-to autism video resources were truly gone, I opened a new window. Had all of that helpful and truthful information truly disappeared?
I was happily surprised to see some familiar faces, including our very own Kim Rossi! She’s featured in an interview on The Autism File Magazine’s channel.
I didn’t want to do too many searches that would tip off Big Brother, but other videos and channels I could still access were:
Some of the videos I could still find were interviews:
LJ Goes on MSNBC
…and then he also gave a shout out to Trace Amounts
Back to VAXXED – you can rent it or buy it…from YouTube? That’s great news!
I kept searching for other names and videos I remembered watching over the years.
Rob Schneider – love me some Rob Schneider for speaking up for our community!
Long-time advocate Barbara Loe Fischer is no stranger to the camera.
The best treat, though, was seeing JB Handley on The Doctors, which aired 12 years ago. I love that these videos are still viewable!
Check it out for yourself. Which channels were your favorites? Are they still there? If the people you listened to or if the groups you watched have been banned, can you find them on other platforms? Share where we can find your favorites now.
The media’s effort to silence those who do find a link to autism and vaccines doesn’t make that association completely disappear. To repeat what Rob Schneider said in that interview with Larry King, “…the freedom that everybody looks to for America is freedom of speech. You cannot constrict that one.” No matter how hard platforms like YouTube work to delete the truth, the truth will always exist. It just may be published on a different webpage.
Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.