A video reviewing the 2021 year of COVID largely using the government’s own statistics has been censored by YouTube.
The video, uploaded by regular Daily Telegraph New Zealand (DTNZ) opinion writer Guy Hatchard received almost 20,000 views in three days before it was removed.
In an email to DTNZ, media organisations and bloggers, Hatchard said:
‘At 9:53pm on New Year’s Eve, I received an email from a person claiming to work in a senior role in the NZ Health System saying that I had likely come to the attention of the SIS, Police and GCSB because there are some concerning phrases and people showing on your comments that will be triggering their interests. This person appeared to be the same person who had been trolling the comments section of the video the previous day. In any case by the next morning the video was taken down. YouTube claimed it contradicted the advice of the Ministry of Health. The video does almost exclusively contain official government statistics, but it must now be a serious offence in NZ to embarrass the government by quoting their own statistics.’
The video has since been uploaded to YouTube alternative Bitchute by user ClareSwinney: