Erasing History.

Senator Ron Johnson is a Republican representing the State of Wisconsin since 2011.

To be fair, Johnson is known as a bit of a maverick and what some would call a conspiracy theorist in some areas.

Last year, Johnson was the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. As the threat of COVID-19 became more known, the Committee held hearings on the virus and possible cures.

According to Johnson, testimony of doctors in front of the Committee has been removed by Google from YouTube:

Johnson says that the content was removed because “doctors” at Google know more than actual doctors who were treating the virus:

It is being suggested that the doctors in the video were testifying to the use of hydroxychloroquine, which is no longer approved as a treatment for COVID-19 outside of clinical trials.

To us, that is not the real issue. The medical people that appeared before the Committee were doing so as what could be called “history.” Their testimony – right or wrong now or then – is part of the record of the virus.

Google might be thinking they are deleting false information, but what they are in effect is deleting history.

That’s troubling on so many levels that it is hard to explain.

When you start to scrub the historical record, people in the future will never understand, and most importantly learn, from what happened in the early days of the pandemic.

4 Responses to “Erasing History.”

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  2. John says:

    What were those doctors saying ? That like Trump suggested we should disinfect ourselves by drinking bleach or Lysol?
    Are you seriously suggesting that BIG GOVERNMENT. Should force a privately owned company to give free services to all?

    • AAfterwit says:


      Thank you for the comment and we appreciate you bringing your lack of clarity from the Pirates Cove where you are known to be off topic and ridiculous.

      To answer your so called points:

      1) Why does it matter what they doctors were saying? Even if wrong, it is still part of history.
      2) Trump never said that anyone should drink bleach or Lysol. That is a lie but typical of you.
      3) Please show us where we suggested that the government should force companies to do anything? Once again, you demonstrate an amazing lack of reading comprehension. The fact of the matter is that if these companies want to say they are open forums, and claim to be part of the national discussion, they should live up to that promise to the consumer. Instead, what we are seeing are companies deciding what can be discussed and what is part of the national record. Right now you seem thrilled with that but remember, the tides go in and out and someday these companies will come after you.

      A. Afterwit.

  3. Moondoggy says:

    Can’t we just delete anything negative or hateful in our history books/web/etc. Lets just keep the good stuff and feel good knowing we’ve never made a mistake 😀.

    Selective rewrites of our history to portray a narrative is not the way to go. We are far from perfect but good folks admit and learn from their mistakes which makes us all better.

  4. Wally Warbles says:

    Liberals write School Textbooks and Fake History,Junk Science and Pure Liberal Leftists popaganda