WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX 56) – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) announced he will not be using the YouTube platform.

Paul stated he will only use the platform to criticize it or direct viewers to his content on Rumble, a video management platform that allows users to customize their allowed content and monetization rights.

“Today I begin my exodus from Big Tech, starting with the worst censor of all, YouTube,” said Paul. “As a libertarian-leaning Senator, I think private companies have the right to ban me if they want to, however, those of us who believe that truth comes from disputation and that the marketplace of ideas is a prerequisite for innovation should shun the close-minded censors and take our ideas elsewhere, which is exactly what I’m doing.”

Paul further detailed his position by stating YouTube blocks or removes his videos that contradict government positions on topics such as the efficacy of masks.