Timeline: Censorship of Pro-life Speech by Big Tech

Timeline: Censorship of Pro-life Speech by Big Tech

Public record shows that big tech companies have exhibited a pattern of censoring pro-life speech, some going so far as to ban pro-life accounts altogether. Meanwhile, pro-abortion groups enjoy the services that these social media platforms provide, reaching millions of Americans every day to promote abortion extremism.

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2020
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August 7, 2020

Youtube deletes one of Live Action’s abortion procedures videos, which had over 1.8 million views and had been live since 2016. Youtube claimed the video, which includes medically accurate animations of abortion & is narrated by a former abortionist, violated “multiple community guidelines.” The video was reinstated after Live Action appealed, but YouTube did not explain why it was initially taken down, claiming it was “a mistake by our automated systems.” [5]

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January 30, 2020

TikTok temporarily bans Live Action for “multiple community guidelines violations.” Live Action’s posts on the platform shared positive stories of moms choosing life for their babies.[6]

2019
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February 20, 2019

Facebook censors an SBA List/Charlotte Lozier Institute education campaign highlighting the benefits of adult stem cell transplants, stating that the video included “shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content, which could create an unexpected experience for users.”

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January 14, 2019

Youtube removed one of Live Action‘s investigative videos exposing Planned Parenthood aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of young girl, saying the video violated “Community Guidelines.[9]
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2019

Pinterest permanently bans Live Action from having a profile on their platform, labeling all of their content as “porn.”[10][11]

2018
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December 2018

Youtube buries Live Action’s educational, medically accurate videos after a pro-abortion writer for Slate complained the videos were “dangerous misinformation.” [12]

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November 1, 2018

Facebook censors SBA List ad promoting Marsha Blackburn for Senate, citing their policy that disallows “low quality ads” that could “withhold or exaggerate information to entice people to click on the ad.” That same day, Facebook also censored a similar SBA List ad supporting Matt Rosendale for Senator against abortion extremist Jon Tester.[13][14]
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October 30, 2018

Facebook censors ad promoted by allied group of SBA List promoting candidate Kim Reynolds for Governor.
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October 25, 2018

Facebook censors SBA List ads slamming candidates Josh Welle and Conor Lamb for abortion extremism.[15][16]
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October 23, 2018

Facebook censors SBA List ads promoting candidates Kim Reynolds and Josh Hawley during 2018 midterm elections against abortion extremists.[17][18]
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October 15, 2018

Facebook censors SBA List “Charlotte” ad for the second time, for violation of its policy against promoting sensational/graphic content. [19]
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October 12, 2018

Facebook censors Charlotte Lozier Institute educational video on late-term abortion, featuring Charlotte, who was born at 24 weeks old. Facebook cited violation of its policy against promoting sensational/graphic content.[20]
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October 9, 2018

Facebook censors Charlotte Lozier Institute educational video on late-term abortion, featuring Micah Pickering, who was born at 22 weeks old. Facebook cited violation of its policy against promoting sensational/graphic content.[21]

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2018

YouTube demonetizes Live Action and bans paid ads on the grounds that their “pro-life educational and political content” could be qualified as “pornographic.[22]
2017
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October 18, 2017

Twitter takes down then-candidate for TN Senate Marsha Blackburn’s campaign ad, which included a statement about her work to stop Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts.[23]

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May 18, 2017

Twitter permanently bans Live Action from running ads on their platform unless they removed content deemed to be inappropriate. The ads included information about fetal development and celebrated the lives of unborn children. Other ads and tweets fact-checked Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

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April 12, 2017

SBA List is informed by Twitter that it is ineligible to participate in Twitter ad promotion after tweeting about its campaign to urge Mark Meadows to pass a health care bill to defund Planned Parenthood and end taxpayer funding of abortion. Twitter cited its Health and Pharmaceutical Products and Services Policy. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood promoted a similar tweet in March of 2017.

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March 5, 2017

SBA List attempts to promote four tweets by its president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, on the #daywithoutawoman. Twitter rejects all four tweets, citing violation of their Health and Pharmaceutical Products and Services Policy. The tweets promote a day without abortion, and state that abortion is profoundly anti-woman.[24][25][26][27]

2015
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2015

Twitter bans Live Action and President Lila Rose’s personal account from running paid advertisements due to their use of ultrasound images, criticism of the abortion industry, and advocating to end taxpayer-funded abortion.

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