Big-Tech Censorship Comes to the PA Governor’s Election

(HARRISBURG, PA – Sunday, March 27, 2022) In a stunning and scandalous attack on a fair and free democratic process, today YouTube took down the recorded livestream video of Pennsylvania Family Institute’s Gubernatorial Candidate Forum, which was held Thursday evening, March 24th near Philadelphia. 

The two-hour forum, which was broadcast over Philadelphia radio station WPHT and via livestream, featured seven GOP primary candidates for Pennsylvania Governor, who were each asked and responded to a series of questions on issues facing Pennsylvania and its residents.

In an email to Pennsylvania Family Institute today, YouTube stated,

“Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our misinformation policy. We’ve removed the following content from YouTube: [the Gubernatorial Forum Livestream].” 

“YouTube offered no specifics of what is alleged to be in violation, beyond indicating that it had to do with content related to the 2020 Presidential election,” said Michael Geer, Pennsylvania Family Institute President, and co-moderator of the Forum with radio host Rich Zeoli. “That election was not mentioned in our questions, and we can only conclude that the YouTube censors did not like the answers given by one or more of the candidates,” added Geer.

“This is a blatant assault on free speech, free elections, on the ability of candidates to freely state their views, and on the right of citizens to hear the varied perspectives of those who are seeking their votes,” said Geer. “It hinders the process of democracy, shuts down the free marketplace of ideas, and ironically, further erodes confidence in our elections.”

Pennsylvania Family Institute is appealing this wrongful censorship on behalf of all Pennsylvania voters, for whom we believe, the more they hear from the candidates, the better.