Facebook is censoring pro-life group Live Action, claiming that its content is “false news” and using two doctors that perform abortions as fact-checkers.
The social media giant marked Live Action as “false” for promoting in a video the perspective that abortion is “never medically necessary,” a view, the group stressed, that is held by thousands of OB-GYNs across the globe.
Live Action said last week it was notified that their page’s reach will be reduced for the “repeated sharing of false news.”
The third-party mechanism that Facebook used last week to determine the group’s content was “inaccurate” relied upon the viewpoints of Robyn Schickler, an abortion doctor, and Daniel Grossman, who is both an abortion doctor and an abortion trainer. Both doctors are based at California universities and claim abortion is a medically necessary procedure.
In response to the contested Live Action video, Grossman claimed on Health Feedback that Live Action founder and president Lila Rose’s words were inaccurate because certain medical conditions such as placenta previa and HELLP syndrome can make abortion medically necessary to prevent the mother’s death.
Responding Friday, Rose said of the social media company’s actions: “With thousands of OB-GYN’s and medical professionals on the record agreeing with us that the direct killing of a child is never medically necessary, it is telling that Facebook decided to fact-check our information, which we have posted about for over three years, using two abortionists for their sourcing.”
“Not only did they fail to get disinterested perspectives, they appear to have gone out of their way to find pro-abortion activists whose public opposition to our views is indisputable. This is clear evidence of bias and discrimination against our over three million strong Facebook community members and an outrageous act of censorship on the part of Facebook.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter