Censorship at the big social media companies is alive and well. That is if you are pro-life.
Earlier this week the conservative group Project Veritas exposed how Pinterest was censoring the pro-life organization LiveAction. Pinterest declared its pro-life pens as pornography and then banned the pro-life group’s account.
The exposure came via a whistleblower at Pinterest who came forward when he learned of the censorship. The Whistleblower was eventually fired and ultimately provided his testimony about the censorship in a video interview.
Now news reports indicate YouTube has deleted that video exposing how Pinterest censored pro-life organizations:
But it’s not only Pinterest who is cracking down on those involved in the exposé; on Wednesday, YouTube deleted Project Veritas’ video report, citing “privacy” violations and informing the organization that it could not show the name of the employee at Pinterest who placed Live Action on the block list or the documentation of that action.
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 12, 2019
In a statement to The Daily Wire, Project Veritas said that while YouTube outline the content supposedly in violation in the video, the platform “does not give us any recourse by which to make the requested ‘blur’ since they’ve taken down the video.” Doing so would be “anathema to presenting information the public has a right to know,” the organization argues.
“The established media and technology are so afraid of investigative journalism they need to censor it,” O’Keefe tweeted Wednesday. “YouTube calls REPORTING on someone by showing their face and name, and how they added a pro-life group to a porn blacklist, a ‘privacy complaint.’ Would they do this to NYT?”
As reported by Town Hall, Twitter has also hit O’Keefe for the Pinterest exposé, specifically evidence that Shapiro was targeted by the platform, which was censored for exposing “other people’s private information,” according to a Twitter insider.
“Twitter has decided that investigative journalism is in violation of their terms of service – @Project_Veritas has been temporarily suspended from posting for tweeting internal communications from @Pinterest which show them calling @benshapiro a ‘white supremacist,'” O’Keefe tweeted Thursday. “What does this mean for journalists around the world? For their sources in government, tech, education, etc? Is Twitter your newspaper’s editor?”
Eric Cochran worked as a software engineer at Pinterest before he was fired for exposing its bias against pro-lifers, The Daily Caller reports.
Cochran, who is pro-life, said he was fired after the company realized that he was the whistleblower who spoke with Project Veritas. He said security guards approached him and told him to leave; when he asked why, he said they did not give him an answer.
“I did this because I saw wrongdoing,” Cochran told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday. “And the normalization of censorship within Big Tech companies right now is downright un-American.”
He said big online companies are secretly protecting the abortion lobby.
“I saw a Big Tech company saying … behind closed doors that they believe that Live Action shouldn’t have a platform to speak, and the big thing is: I want them to have to … say this publicly instead of behind closed doors,” he said.
Cochran said he hopes other employees within these big media companies will start blowing the whistle on their secret biases, too.
“This is about abortion. You are seeing now with YouTube doing Pinterest’s bidding by removing the Project Veritas video,” he said.