Rep. Byron Donalds


YouTube removes interview with Rep. Byron Donalds, then apparently reinstates the video: YouTube reportedly removed an interview Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) did with OAN's "In Focus" with Stephanie Hamill. In the interview, Donalds discussed vaccine mandates, school mask mandates, and the effectiveness of mask-wearing. Donalds' video was "removed due to a violation of [YouTube's] Community Guidelines" and he received a warning strike from the platform, according to screenshots he tweeted. YouTube's community standards allow for three strikes after the warning strike within a 90 day period before removing the channel from the platform entirely. It is unclear whether the congressman appealed the alleged removal but the video became available on his channel again the day after the platform allegedly removed it.