Rand Paul banned from YouTube over anti-mask video: It’s a “badge of honor.”

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Sen. Rand Paul won’t be posting on YouTube for the next seven days after the mammoth video platform banned him over a post questioning the efficacy of masks on Tuesday.

YouTube told CNN the ban was a “first strike” in its “three strikes policy,” while denying that any political consideration was involved.

“This resulted in a first strike on the channel, which means it can’t upload content for a week, per our longstanding three strikes policy. We apply our policies consistently across the platform, regardless of speaker or political views, and we make exceptions for videos that have additional context such as countervailing views from local health authorities.”

Paul (R-Ky.) fired back in a tweet, calling the ban a “badge of honor.”

“A badge of honor . . . leftwing cretins at Youtube banning me for 7 days for a video that quotes 2 peer reviewed articles saying cloth masks don’t work,” Paul wrote, adding that the video is available on a different platform.

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