Pinterest lists anti-abortion group as pornographic site before banning

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Pinterest banned anti-abortion group Live Action after they had disabled some of page features by listing it as a pornographic site.

Alison Centofante, Live Action’s director of external affairs, announced Tuesday morning that the social media company had banned the group after they appealed being listed as a pornographic site.

“@Pinterest appears to have intentionally added ‘LiveAction.org’ to a list of blocked pornography sites,” Centofante said. “Pinterest received an appeal and doubled down, keeping ‘LiveAction.org’ on their pornography blocked list. It appears Live Action is the only pro-life group on this list, at this time.”

Minutes later, Centofante said the group had been banned from the platform.

“Your account was permanently suspended because its contents went against our policies on misinformation. We don’t allow harmful misinformation on Pinterest. That includes medical misinformation and conspiracies that turn individuals and facilities into targets for harassment or violence,” the social media group said in a statement to Live Action.

“Pinterest has targeted Live Action, I believe because our message is so effective at educating millions about the humanity of the preborn child and the injustice of abortion,” Lila Rose, President of Live Action, said in a statement. “Pinterest trying to secretly and dishonestly censor free expression is every Pinterester’s worst nightmare. We urge them to allow free expression on their platform and to stop censoring Live Action’s pro-life message.”

Live Action has been subject to varying levels of censorship on multiple media platforms. Twitter has banned the group from displaying ads on their website and YouTube has demonetized and demoted videos from Live Action and Rose.

Washington Examiner has reached out to Pinterest for a statement on the story.



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