Gene J. Puskar / APProtesters gather outside the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, to protest a stay-at-home order on Apr. 20, 2020. (Gene J. Puskar / AP)
Legislative testimony given Wednesday in support of a GOP-backed effort to limit lockdown orders imposed by Ohio’s governor was removed from YouTube after the service deemed it contained misinformation.
The Google-owned platform said it removed content that was uploaded this week to The Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom channel for violating the company’s terms of services.
The video showed Thomas Renz, an attorney for Ohio Stands Up, a citizen group, give the opening testimony during an Ohio House committee hearing on a bill that would allow lawmakers to vote down public health orders.
In the more than 30-minute testimony, Renz made the disputed claim that no one under the age of 19 has died of COVID-19 in Ohio.
“We have clear