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Whoa: Pinterest Bans [Pro-Life] Live Action After Blocking It As Porn? [ed]
Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2019 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 06/11/2019 9:18:34 AM PDT by C19fan

It’s good to know that our public debate on abortion and human life is being regulated by the experts at a social media network known best for meme-posting. The pro-life group Live Action found itself blocked from Pinterest this morning, supposedly for purveying “misinformation” about abortion. The group and its executive director, Lila Rose, announced that the platform had confirmed its decision to bar Live Action:

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KEYWORDS: abortion; bigtech; bloggers; censorship; clickbait; freespeech; infanticide; lilarose; liveaction; medicareforall; monopoly; notclickbait; obamacare; prolife; semimojotroll; social; technotyranny
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The cuck conservatives like David French will say Pinterest as all social media firms that have a monopoly on information is a private company and can do whatever it wants.
1 posted on 06/11/2019 9:18:34 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

when will someone with $$$$ start a free speech web site for social media.


2 posted on 06/11/2019 9:20:20 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Use Comey's Report, Indict Hillary now; build Kate's wall. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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To: C19fan; semimojo
Ping to Semimojo. Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

Your insistence on the lesser right of private control over public debate will cost us *ALL* of our other rights.

You need to give up that idea, or give up all your freedoms, because that is what is coming.

3 posted on 06/11/2019 9:27:44 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no o<ither sovereignty.")
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To: morphing libertarian

I keep wondering the same thing. Stop expecting these Lib owned sites to treating conservatives fairly. They won’t, and they see no reason to change. Create our own ballfields and playgrounds. Just be sure to protect it from viruses.
Libs have a compulsion to destroy anything conservatives openly enjoy.


4 posted on 06/11/2019 9:28:15 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: C19fan

Deactivated Pinterest. F ‘em


5 posted on 06/11/2019 9:33:08 AM PDT by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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To: morphing libertarian

That isn’t good enough, because Big Tech colludes to kill it.

Gab.AI was a conservative alternative. Apple bans it from their App Store. Google censors it in search results and bans from their app store. They did this because they have a special relationship with Twitter, privileging its content in their search results. The same thing is happening with the Dissenter plugin - Big Tech choking off access from the very beginning.

Patreon decides it won’t support funding for conservative content creators. Freestartr is started to fill in the gap. Paypal, Chase and other payment processors follow the orders of liberal bullies and deny them payment processing. This is anti-competitive practices, collusion to shut down an alternative. And they did the same thing with Subscribestar until it relented to liberal censorship demands.

Set up your own website with content like PragerU? Demonetized, listed as adult content so kids can’t see it, and put up interstitials with warnings and “corrections” to poison the well against it. That’s assuming they don’t black list you entirely like Infowars.

We are seeing existing Big Tech companies per their liberal prejudices AND monopolistic power shut out and shut down alternative websites, payment processors and content creators.


6 posted on 06/11/2019 9:35:02 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: lee martell

That isn’t good enough, because Big Tech colludes to kill it.

Gab.AI was a conservative alternative. Apple bans it from their App Store. Google censors it in search results and bans from their app store. They did this because they have a special relationship with Twitter, privileging its content in their search results. The same thing is happening with the Dissenter plugin - Big Tech choking off access from the very beginning.

Patreon decides it won’t support funding for conservative content creators. Freestartr is started to fill in the gap. Paypal, Chase and other payment processors follow the orders of liberal bullies and deny them payment processing. This is anti-competitive practices, collusion to shut down an alternative. And they did the same thing with Subscribestar until it relented to liberal censorship demands.

Set up your own website with content like PragerU? Demonetized, listed as adult content so kids can’t see it, and put up interstitials with warnings and “corrections” to poison the well against it. That’s assuming they don’t black list you entirely like Infowars.

We are seeing existing Big Tech companies per their liberal prejudices AND monopolistic power shut out and shut down alternative websites, payment processors and content creators.


7 posted on 06/11/2019 9:35:15 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

I support federal action to bust this up


8 posted on 06/11/2019 9:39:36 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Use Comey's Report, Indict Hillary now; build Kate's wall. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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To: tbw2

Good post. I prefer to use “Dark Tech” - in the interest of accuracy.


9 posted on 06/11/2019 9:45:10 AM PDT by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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To: tbw2

Maybe it’s going to take a class action type lawsuit to fight that industry wide censorship.
All affected parties, such as InfoWars, Gab and others may benefit by suing for unfair marketing practices.
It would take a specialized sort of lawyer to properly handle this, otherwise, such a case will be quickly dismissed due to mistakes of procedure.


10 posted on 06/11/2019 9:49:34 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: DiogenesLamp
Your insistence on the lesser right of private control over public debate will cost us *ALL* of our other rights.

Abortion is probably the most contentious political issue out there today.

I applaud Pintrest for taking steps to not turn in a hellsite like Twitter.

Let the quilters browse in peace.

11 posted on 06/11/2019 9:51:50 AM PDT by semimojo
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To: C19fan

Wow infuriating


12 posted on 06/11/2019 9:53:35 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: C19fan
If social media were censoring Democrats and liberal organizations, would their spokesmen claim social media had a right to do it because it was their property? 🤣 I couldn’t keep a straight face.
13 posted on 06/11/2019 10:05:03 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (They never thought she would lose.)
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To: semimojo
Abortion is probably the most contentious political issue out there today...Let the quilters browse in peace.

The bourgeois leisurely Europeans turned a blind eye for most of the Holocaust...Easy to turn a blind eye to abortion and other evils now — so long as they don’t directly affect from your immediate (misguided) vantage — but it’s precisely this level of apathy and ignorance that gives rise to movements of history and change that eventually will.

One can blame the rampant rise in extreme leftism in our government and unhinged leftism in our media and culture to the apathy of Christians and conservatives who let society go too easily. We tell mothers it’s ok to kill their own children and we wonder why we have children killing children in our schools.

14 posted on 06/11/2019 10:05:58 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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15 posted on 06/11/2019 10:21:42 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: morphing libertarian

Agreed. The government went after Microsoft for bundling a browser with an OS. Why then are we not going after Google for controlling:
* search
* content from Youtube and Google books books
* online advertising


16 posted on 06/11/2019 11:03:48 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
...but it’s precisely this level of apathy and ignorance that gives rise to movements of history and change that eventually will.

But abortion has been litigated in the public square for decades.

I accept that there are many people who haven't taken the time to form strong opinions, but I don't think there are many who are ignorant.

No matter, if a private party wants to run a forum/picture site/whatever and keep it free from pitched political battles I'm not going to have the feds tell them they can't.

It isn't as if there aren't countless places where abortion can be and is argued.

17 posted on 06/11/2019 11:04:08 AM PDT by semimojo
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
"One can blame the rampant rise in extreme leftism in our government and unhinged leftism in our media and culture to the apathy of Christians and conservatives who let society go too easily. We tell mothers it’s ok to kill their own children and we wonder why we have children killing children in our schools."

Until now, there has existed a strange silence on the subject of the Progressive Left's absolute insistence on promoting the "destroying" of human life in the womb.

On the underlying question moral question discussed here, nothing addresses it better than the simple logic of this quotation from Mother Teresa, who, at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC on February 3, 1994, as cited above, stated: "And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"

Mother Teresa's declaration may be the most powerful statement in 2016 from which to begin discussions of where a candidate stands on all the questions of life and liberty.

In America, our constitutional protections rest on the Founders' premise that each and all individuals are "endowed by their Creator" with the unalienable right to both life and the liberty to enjoy it, or, in their words, "the pursuit of happiness."

The sole reason these rights were deemed unalienable is that both are derived from the Creator--not from the mother or father, and not from government or judicial decision. What is "granted" by human decision also can, by implication, be withheld.

"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them (life and liberty)," said Thomas Jefferson.

"The world is different now. . . and yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forefathers fought are still at issue around the globe--the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." - John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address

That understanding underlies every other consideration embodied in our Declaration of Independence and every protection of our Constitution. It is the very basis of our rights to life and liberty, of laws to protect them, and it distinguishes ours from other forms of government.

When we fail to acknowledge that foundation of our liberty, then we risk liberty itself for future generations, for where does the right to choose who lives and who does not really end?

That is why the question is of vital importance in each election. Already, we have deprived millions of their Creator-endowed rights to life and liberty, and our nation must be weaker for their loss. We need leaders who understand the implications and potential consequences of departing from our founding principles.

In recent decades, technological advances have enabled us to observe the characteristics and actions of God's tiniest creations in the womb. Unlike previous generations who could not see, we have no excuse for imagining that these are mere blobs of tissue labeled "fetuses." In their early weeks, we now can see that they are living babies who will continue on to possess life and liberty if we do not "destroy" both. Indeed, they are simply smaller versions of ourselves.

Questions on the economy, taxes, threats from terrorists, health care--all are considerations at this election time. One, however, may be basic to all others. Who will best protect the underlying premise of our Constitution--and the lives and liberties of millions yet unborn?

Promises are illusive and cheap. One fact is indisputable, however: the Far Left's agenda for unbridled Socialism (an economic system must rely on population control for its existence) is not compatible with our Constitution's premise.

18 posted on 06/11/2019 11:43:01 AM PDT by loveliberty2 (`)
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To: semimojo

There is no difference at the moment between the agenda of our federal government and these ‘private’ elite companies who have usurped and twisted the language of free enterprise and society — to suit their leftist agenda. Eventually we’ll resemble China with our surface capitalism, but anti-democratic core of leftist repression.

Your heart is cold with regard to abortion. You don’t realize how an unborn child’s right to life is directly tied to your right to liberty. And that as these unborn lives have been destroyed, so too our freedoms erode. Because a government that enshrines the robbing of innocent life, is not a government you can trust to enshrine your own freedoms.

Clearly the aforementioned institutions have done their job. Enjoy your quilting.


19 posted on 06/11/2019 11:57:23 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: loveliberty2

AMEN! THANK you so much! Hence the utter logical fallacy of “I would not have an abortion myself, but I won’t stop another person from doing so.”

It’s no wonder that our freedoms have eroded since Roe v. Wade passed.


20 posted on 06/11/2019 12:00:40 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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