The internet giant Facebook is being accused of more censorship, this time against an African pro-life leader.
Obianuju Ekeocha, founder of Culture of Life Africa and an adviser to African leaders on pro-life issues, said Facebook blocked one of her posts in late October.
According to the social media giant, her post “goes against our community standards.” The post was a link to a LifeNews.com article about Ekeocha’s advocacy for the unborn.
She shared an image of the message that Facebook sent her when it blocked the post.
This is where we are with social media censorship…
I shared an article on Facebook about our African Culture of Life & protection of the unborn. Facebook completely censored it bcos it “goes against FB community standards”.
Here’s a link to the article:https://t.co/S9rFcn8ThC pic.twitter.com/cdg6b3a7Nz
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) December 4, 2018
Ekeocha, a strong advocate for life on social media and in the news, recently urged Georgetown University students to “respect human life from womb to tomb.” She has helped to expose the global push to legalize abortion on demand, especially in Africa where most countries protect unborn babies’ lives.
Facebook, Twitter and other online media giants have faced numerous accusations of political biases. A week before the midterm election, Susan B. Anthony List said Facebook censored several of its pro-life political ads.
Earlier in November, makers of the “Gosnell” film said Facebook also censored their ads.
Live Action, the youth-centered pro-life organization known for its undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood, said Twitter has been censoring its ads repeatedly. Founder Lila Rose said the social media site blocked their ability to advertise and told them to change information on their websites if they want to start advertising again.
In 2015, Facebook also refused to allow Live Action News to advertise one of its stories because “the image or video thumbnail may shock or evoke a negative response from viewers.” The image was of baby Eli Thompson who was born without a nose.
Facebook became a subject of national controversy in 2016 after some of its workers admitted that they suppressed conservative news stories in favor of liberal ones. LifeNews.com, which is the leading pro-life news website on the Internet and the only one specifically devoted to pro-life issues, has long believed that Facebook has been suppressing its traffic.