User access to the Fairfield Media Center YouTube page has been restricted for a week and the video of this past Monday’s council meeting has been removed for violating YouTube’s community guidelines, specifically their Covid-19 medical misinformation policy: “YouTube says they do not allow content about COVID-19 that poses a serious risk of egregious harm. This would be content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities’ or the World Health Organization’s medical information about the virus. This is limited to content that contradicts WHO or local health authorities’ guidance on: Treatment, Prevention, Diagnostic, Transmission, Social distancing and self isolation guidelines or the overall existence of the virus itself.
According to a Facebook post from Fairfield City Councilman Michael Halley, the comments that YouTube flagged as misinformation came from residents during the public hearing, not from elected representatives. Several people who were speaking against the Rec Center mask mandate claimed that masks are ineffective at slowing the spread of Covid.
The FMC said in a Facebook post that YouTube denied their appeal to have the last City Council meeting Live Stream reinstated. So they have provided a link on their website through their Dropbox account for those who still wish to see the meeting. The link will allow you to download a copy if you wish.