Project Veritas investigation reveals how tech giant Pinterest labeled top pro-life site “porn” so it could censor and ban its content


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(Natural News) If you needed anymore evidence that the top tech giants are purposely targeting conservative, Right-leaning, and pro-Trump voices online, this should help you.

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has become famous as an undercover journalist organization exposing Left-wing bias and hate against conservatives, and his organization has struck again, this time exposing blatant bias against a pro-life website.

The organization received and has published documents from an insider at Pinterest including “product code, Slack messages, [and] internal policies” that “reveal terms and websites that” the tech giant “apparently censors,” Infowars reported.

“The documents we obtained raise questions about whether or not these tech companies really operate like neutral platforms, as opposed to publishers with editorial agendas,” said O’Keefe, in a statement posted to the Project Veritas website.

The organization noted further: 

Pinterest is a publicly-traded social media company headquartered in San Francisco that has nearly 300 million active monthly users. In the past, Project Veritas released undercover footage of Twitter employees discussing “shadow-banning,” and also published leaked documents from Facebook which revealed plans to target and demote conservative commentary.

The site that was targeted is LiveAction.org, according to a Pinterest insider who added he/she was “pretty surprised” by the decision, especially because it was added to the “porn domain block list.”

The insider told PV that the block list is intended to be a group of sites Pinterest uses to ensure that pornography can’t be posted to the platform. But that kind of content makes in on the platform anyway. And besides, LiveAction isn’t one; it’s the domain of a very prominent pro-life advocacy group. 

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According to the insider, websites listed on the domain block list subsequently cannot be linked in posts made by users to Pinterest. During its investigation, PV journalists attempted to post a LiveAction link but were unable to do so. The attempt drew an ‘error’ message from the platform stating, “Sorry, your request could not be completed.” 

‘Secretly censoring our pro-life messages’

PV undercover journalists were able to view Pinterest’s porn domain block list and confirmed that the LiveAction site was indeed listed along with a host of other conservative or Right-leaning news and information sites including Zero Hedge, PJ Media, and TeaParty.org. 

Clearly, then, this was an attempt by speech Nazis at Pinterest to blackball such sites for any reason (someone just settled on labeling them ‘porn’).

Founder and president of LiveAction, Lila Rose, says her group has been censored by the tech giants in the past and added that she believes that’s an intentional effort on behalf of the platforms.

“Pinterest says that their mission is to ‘help empower people to discover things that they love,’ but despite the fact that millions of people love babies and the pro-life cause, they are secretly censoring our life-affirming messages. Pinterest users deserve to know the truth and our messages deserve to be treated fairly,” she said in a statement to PV. (Related: New film ‘You Can’t Watch This’ chronicles the big tech censorship of conservatives.)

There’s more. PV journalists noted that, based on the insider information, Pinterest maintains a “Sensitive Terms List” that its search algorithm blocks when users attempt to search for them. PV found that Christian-themed terms like “christian easter” and “bible verses” were marked as “brand unsafe.” 

The insider told PV that terms on that list are summarily taken out of auto-complete search results. 

Still another document received by PV was that of a screenshot from an internal Slack channel in which Public Policy and Social Impact Manager Ifeoma Ozoma instructed speech monitors to troll the platform for “white supremacist” from conservative commentators like Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens (the latter who is black, by the way). 

Three days after Ozoma’s instruction, terms like “ben shapiro muslim” and “ben shapiro islam” were added to the sensitive list.

Read more about the banning and censorship of conservatives by the tech giants at Censorship.news and TechGiants.news.

Sources include:

ProjectVeritas.com

InfoWars.com

NaturalNews.com


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