Pinterest said Live Action, which has more than 3.3 million social media followers, was spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories.
— Live Action (@LiveAction) June 11, 2019
Pinterest has permanently banned Live Action, the influential anti-abortion group that published videos claiming Planned Parenthood harvested and sold fetal body parts, for spreading misinformation and conspiracies.
On Tuesday morning, Live Action, one of the largest and most prominent voices of the anti-abortion movement with more than 3.3 million followers on social media, tweeted that Pinterest had added its website to a list of “blocked pornography sites,” preventing users from pinning links to their boards.
Live Action alerted its followers of the block after Project Veritas, a right-wing group known for making undercover videos, published an interview with a Pinterest whistleblower, who provided copies of internal conversations and documents allegedly showing that the social media company had purposely stifled Live Action and another conservative group by placing them on a porn site list.
“Pinterest received an appeal and doubled down, keeping ‘http://LiveAction.org’ on their pornography blocked list,” tweeted Alison Centofante, Live Action’s director of external affairs. “It appears Live Action is the only pro-life group on this list, at this time.”