Yesterday, the Senate held a hearing into the unfair practices of tech giants, such as Google. Of course, the mainstream media and these companies routinely deny that bias exists, but we have proof. And even if the companies won’t explicitly admit all the time that they censor posts, there sure are a lot of ‘makes you think’ type problems that we see and have personally experienced.
1.. Censorship by Pinterest
Pinterest openly banned Live Action’s Pinterest page and their actions were exposed by whistleblower Eric Cochran. But it gets worse. After pro-life groups, led by Students for Life groups vowed to post Live Action content on our own pages, Pinterest notified Students for Life that a simple graphic about vaccines and conscience was removed. We have since reposted the graphic and as of this morning, is still up on our page.
2. Kristan Hawkins’ tweets have been labeled as ‘sensitive content.’
— Kristan Hawkins (@KristanHawkins) June 11, 2019
3. Conservative Prager U labels videos as pornography, blocking them
According to Newsweek, “Right-wing radio host Dennis Prager appeared on Fox News Tuesday morning just hours before he is set to accuse Google of political bias in testimony before members of Congress in Washington. Prager claims the Silicon Valley tech giants, but specifically Google, are gaming their algorithms against conservative content. He said dozens of PragerU’s 5-minute videos on topics ranging from Abraham Lincoln to the founding of Israel have been banned by the search giant and YouTube parent company as “pornography.” Prager claimed the group’s 300-plus videos get more than one billion views annually, but that about 60 of the wide variety of right-wing, historical videos are on Google’s “restricted” list.
There are numerous other examples. Do you have an example of social media bias and/or censorship? If so, e-mail Matt Lamb at [email protected]