Mainstream science is mainstream for a reason: it works. Science has a history of back and forth disagreements with differing, sometimes wildly differing, opinions. There was a time when Einstein's relativity theories were dissenting from mainstream opinion, yet they are accepted today. They work when tested and hold up to scrutiny. Science does not care about political affiliation or personal philosophies/prejudices. Truth will be revealed. Since you mentioned it, Facebook has been a cesspool of disinformation for YEARS. Nobody has bothered censoring anyone there till recently, and for a very good reason: because this disinformation is killing people. Same with youtube, people have an incredible amount of freedom to express their views, the fact you can have white nationalists be allowed to organize rallies without being removed should be evidence enough. It might not be perfect, but comparing the current state of the country to 1936 Germany is rich. I do concede, there are such things as surveillance programs we are not privy to knowledge of, those things do exist. Also, Government is not some "god" to me, you know nothing about my personal views on that. How many hours? Zero. I don't watch mainstream news outlets, in fact I don't watch any television programming. As for Rand Paul, he may be a doctor, but the evidence does not support his opinions. He is wrong, plain and simple. He is wrong about a great many things honestly. Let's also not forget Dr. Paul specializes in LASIK eye surgery and corneal transplants, not virology. Why did you omit that little fact I ponder? That sounds awful...disingenuous. Look, I'm not saying by that statement Fauci is perfectly correct on everything, but I feel like he has been made a scapegoat, for the most part, undeservedly.