Robert F. Kennedy Jr., prominent Democratic presidential hopeful, is taking YouTube, and its parent company Google, to court. The lawsuit filed Wednesday pertains to alleged violations of Kennedy’s First Amendment rights, as he contends his speeches and interviews were expunged inappropriately from the platform. As the presidential primary elections loom, Kennedy boldly predicts this tactic of stifling discourse will persist.
Highlighting this act of censorship includes Kennedy’s speech at Saint Anselm College, as well as his interviews with Jordan Peterson and Mike Tyson. The lawsuit argues these content removals are a blatant disregard for his constitutional rights and echo a worrying trend of suppression across the breadth of the campaign.