YouTube removes Shawnee Mission school board meeting video that included parents’ debunked mask claims

The Shawnee Mission Board of Education streams its meetings live on YouTube and then archives them on the video-sharing platform. YouTube took down the video of Monday's meeting, giving "medical misinformation" as the reason. During the meeting, several parents aired false claims about masks as they urged the district to roll back its mask policy. File photo.

YouTube has removed the video of Monday’s Shawnee Mission School District board of education meeting, proceedings that included a number of parents making false or misleading claims about masks when they addressed the board during public comment.

What happened: In its message to the district, YouTube cited “medical misinformation” as the reason for the video being taken down and warned the district that if there are future violations of YouTube’s community standards, the district’s account could be suspended.