Ryan Moore on Social Media’s Censorship of Pro-Life Groups

The Facebook logo is displayed on their website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

On September 19 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted behind closed doors to Senator Josh Hawley that there “clearly was bias” in their censorship of Live Action. Zuckerberg added that bias is “an issue we’ve struggled with for a long time.” 

The social media giants Facebook/Instagram, Twitter and YouTube/Google all clearly lean Left. Their political donations are overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates. In the 2018 midterms, tech giant employees donated $2.4 million to House and Senate candidates — according to Federal Election Commission filings, and less than eight percent of it went to Republicans. Facebook has a near monopoly on social media as they also own and operate Instagram which leaves Twitter as their only major competitor.

These big tech giants state that they do not discriminate based on political views and claim to remain politically neutral but there are hundreds of instances where conservatives have been unfairly banned or suppressed based on their political beliefs.

Live Action is a pro-life nonprofit and they have been very heavily targeted by the tech giants. Live Action is incredibly effective in their use of social media. They fight to save the lives of children in the womb and their posts are seen by millions. Between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Live Action and founder Lila Rose, have a combined 3.7 million followers. They utilize undercover investigations; in the abortion industry, they have documented sexual abuse cover-up, racism, medical misinformation, sex-selective abortion, infanticide, and the willingness to assist sex traffickers. They have additionally documented false statements made by Planned Parenthood executives. Their work is critical to understanding the abortion industry and the pro-life/pro-choice debate.

Earlier this year, Live Action was permanently banned by Pinterest. They have also been banned from advertising on Twitter, while Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice organizations enjoy unrestricted advertising.

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