'A whistleblower at Pinterest has released documents to Project Veritas that explain how the social media giant censors pro-life and Christian content, even to the extent of blacklisting a top pro-life site by labeling it as “pornography.” The whistleblower also revealed the platforms “sensitive terms list” which reveals that Pinterest considers the term “Bible verses” to be “brand unsafe.”
In an interview with watchdog Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, the Pinterest insider said, “Somebody happened to notice that LiveAction.org was blocked.”
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) June 11, 2019
“I was pretty surprised,” the whistleblower said, after discovering the national pro-life organization was added to a “porn domain block list,” a compilation of pornographic websites that Pinterest has gathered to ensure porn is not posted on the platform.
The insider also noted that websites on a “domain block list” cannot be linked in posts made by users.
Project Veritas reported:
While investigating, Project Veritas tried to post the LiveAction.org link on Pinterest and failed to do so, receiving an error message that read, “Sorry! Your request could not be completed.”
Project Veritas reviewed the list of websites from the “porn domain block list” and was able to confirm that along with LiveAction.org, websites like zerohedge.com, pjmedia.com, teaparty.org and other various conservative websites were also listed. The majority of the document lists pornographic websites.
The watchdog reported that a document made available by the insider revealed that Pinterest employee Megan McClellan of the social media platform’s Trust and Safety team committed the code for Live Action to the “porn domain block list” in February.'
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