Google won’t let Alpha News question the WHO

It has recently come to light that the WHO failed to investigate the lab leak theory because China told it not to. The WHO is also YouTube's standard of credibility for discussing COVID.

Alpha News is not allowed to publish YouTube videos that don’t align with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) approved narrative about COVID-19.

The Google-owned video sharing website explicitly states in its policies that the platform “doesn’t allow content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities’ (LHA) or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical information about COVID-19.”

In effect, this ban on “misinformation” goes far beyond the prohibition of conspiracy theories or propaganda. As our readers might recall, we were booted from YouTube for a time after simply uploading an interview with Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen, during which the doctor questioned the efficacy of America’s current approach to combating coronavirus.

Dr. Jensen’s claims have been reviewed by state regulators four times, never once resulting in sanctions. Even the corporate media’s so-called fact-checkers have never been able to disprove his claims, he says. “I’ve been fact-checked by USA Today and found to be correct. I’ve been fact-checked by the Associated Press, Facebook, TikTok, Washington Post, New York Times … [and] stood in the breach,” he said in an interview with Alpha News.

YouTube doesn’t want you to hear from Dr. Jensen though because he is not part of the officially approved WHO narrative.

However, other news outlets are allowed to boldly contradict the WHO. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has insisted that while the virus can spread on particles floating through the air, these particles quickly fall to the ground, meaning that coronavirus is not airborne.

“COVID-19 is NOT airborne,” the organization said in a “fact check” published across social media. “The coronavirus is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks.”

This reality is reiterated on the WHO website, which does not say that the virus itself is airborne, only that it can attach itself to airborne particles that in the most extreme cases (during aerosol generating medical procedures) travel one meter.

This stance has earned the consistent ire of journalists, who have published countless articles accusing the WHO of refusing to agree with their belief that the virus is airborne.

Time, The New York Times and scores of other outlets favorably reported on a letter signed by 239 doctors that insists the virus is actually airborne, attacking the WHO’s definition of the term. This debate even spilled onto YouTube. One video with 1.3 million views plainly states in its description and the video itself that coronavirus can spread by “airborne transmission.”

Many similar videos remain on YouTube, contradicting the WHO. The outlets and individuals responsible for those videos apparently are not subject to the same rules as Alpha News.

The WHO has also been actively involved in several scandals that call its credibility into question.

Even left-leaning publications have admitted for over a year that the organization is connected to China in a corrupt way. The Council on Foreign Relations claimed last year that the WHO ran interference for China as the communist state lied to the world about coronavirus.

“The WHO’s weak response to China’s mishandling of the COVID-19 outbreak has laundered China’s image at the expense of the WHO’s credibility,” the Council says.

More recently, the WHO admitted it prematurely ruled out the possibility that COVID originated in a Chinese laboratory. It has also come to light that the organization didn’t even look into the possibility of a lab leak because China told it not to.

Unfortunately, the World Health Organization’s record of scandals extends far beyond COVID. The WHO and its workers have been involved in apparent mishandling of funds, many instances of rape, and a botched response to Swine Flu and Ebola that drew criticism from the scientific community.

Despite this, the WHO remains Google’s standard of truth when reporting on COVID, and we’re not allowed to question them.


Kyle Hooten

Kyle Hooten is Managing Editor of Alpha News. His coverage of Minneapolis has been featured on television shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight and in print media outlets like the Wall Street Journal.