I'm trying to find a place for my writing.
The Covid-19 Vaccine
The Covid-19 vaccine is very concerning to me, especially if the US government decides to force people to take the vaccine. I have a pre-existing condition from birth called Cerebral Palsy, which has never responded well to the flu vaccine. It is recommended that certain people with certain types of conditions should not get certain vaccines. There is a genuine possibility that many people might fare better without the intervention of the vaccines. What if I know that the vaccine would in danger? My already somewhat compromised immune system, but the US government says I have to take it regardless of how I feel. Plus, I am terrified about the corners they have cut to roll out these vaccines in such a short timeframe. President Trump is proud of the red tape he did away with to roll out this vaccine, but what if the red tape was put in place to create a safe vaccine for most of the population. All things considered; I'd instead take my chances with the virus itself than trust the vaccine.
Social media is trying to Control Us
I feel like social media does try to control or else looks and opinions so that we will become a more politically correct society. Facebook heads already got busted for the way they use and place ads that do not correspond with their belief systems. However, I do not believe that it should not be the role of social media platforms. I think social media platforms should be like Switzerland and have no public opinion about anything being posted on their websites? If you are going to say these websites are geared towards adults, then the conversation should be free-flowing without restrictions. Isn't that why we have freedom of speech? Isn't that why we say social media platforms are not responsible for the things being posted on their website? Just last week, YouTube took down a thumbnail picture to one of my videos, because they said it violated their policies. Here is the image and question; please keep in mind that this standard YouTube website is supposed to be geared towards adults. I don't believe that this picture is racy by any means. I know that a couple of fellow YouTube creators were complaining that they were not able to say Coronavirus or COVID-19 without fearing that their video would be taking down. As a YouTube creator, how can we not talk about something that is affecting the whole world? How can YouTube have a double standard in place that their Standard YouTube platform is not for kids, but they want to force you to make all channels Family-friendly? If I want to trade YouTube channel that wants to talk about S&M and sex toys and how they use them; I should be allowed to do this, since YouTube is for adults. Now, if YouTube, what is creators to put various disclaimers on the channel, I can agree to that quickly, but I can't admit to being overly policed like YouTube. So many other social media platforms are trying to do.