Live Action founder Lila Rose recently shared on Twitter that her organization has been banned from showing ads on the platform unless they delete the majority of the pro-life content on both their Twitter feed and their website. Rose’s announcement came after a lengthy back and forth with the social media giant in which Live Action repeatedly saw their ads banned by Twitter even though they contained similar content, but a different message from those run by Planned Parenthood.
Twitter told Live Action they can show ads again when they no longer carry content that violates their terms of service. They specified three particular categories of content they want to see deleted: information about abortion procedures, investigations of Planned Parenthood, and all ultrasound images.
Twitter is not prohibiting Live Action from posting to their own feed but has stifled their ability to pay for promoted tweets. Promoted tweets and ads allow a company to get their content in front of users who do not follow them. Through their actions, Twitter has allowed Planned Parenthood to expand its reach and message while restricting Live Action from doing the same.
In the announcement, Rose linked to an opinion piece she wrote for USA Today last fall while she was still wrestling with Twitter over Live Action’s advertising. She pointed out that Twitter founder Jack Dorsey told the House Energy and Commerce Committee in August 2018 that, “the purpose of Twitter is to serve the public conversation, and we do not make value judgments on personal beliefs.” Rose’s opinion article showed Twitter’s bias towards abortion providers and against pro-life organizations.
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Source: Christian Headlines