TheBlaze: YouTube removes journalist’s video about Pinterest’s censorship of Christian, pro-life content—without explanation
Free speech is constantly under attack online
The battle for freedom of speech online continues to escalate, with the latest development being YouTube censoring a journalist’s video about Pinterest’s censorship of Christian and pro-life content.
Earlier this week, Pinterest placed the pro-life organization Live Action on a list of blocked pornography sites. Later, Live Action was blocked from the platform altogether.
A representative for Live Action said Pinterest notified the organization that they had been “permanently suspended because its content went against our policies on misinformation.” In a statement to Fortune, Pinterest cited misinformation and health-related conspiracies as the reason.
“Pinterest has targeted Live Action, I believe, because our message is so effective at educating millions about the humanity of the preborn child and the injustice of abortion,” Live Action founder Lila Rose said, according to the Catholic News Agency. “Pinterest users deserve to know the truth and our messages deserve to be treated fairly. If Planned Parenthood can promote their message on Pinterest, then Live Action should be able to as well.”
How did YouTube get involved?
Independent journalist Tim Pool posted a video on YouTube highlighting a Project Veritas report citing a Pinterest insider revealing specific targeting of Christian and pro-life content on the platform.