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YouTube has blocked Senator Ron Johnson for 7 days after it removed a video of him spreading coronavirus treatment misinformation

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) speaks to reporters and tells them why he is against a January 6 commission.

YouTube has suspended Senator Ron Johnson’s account for spreading medical misinformation. The company specifically prohibits content that contradicts public health guidance. The Republican routinely holds Senate hearings where he promotes baseless conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Senator Ron Johnson has been suspended from YouTube for a week after his account uploaded a video of him spreading medical misinformation, in violation of Google’s detailed policy on the matter.

The conflict is the latest episode of a running feud the Republican from Wisconsin is waging against the video-sharing website, accusing the company of censorship when it enforces its terms of service.

“Big Tech and mainstream media believe they are smarter than medical doctors who have devoted their lives to science and use their skills to save lives,” Johnson said in a statement to Insider. “They have decided there is only one medical viewpoint allowed and it is the viewpoint dictated by government agencies.”

Johnson, who actively supported the attempted overthrow of the US government in January,