Pinterest Jumps on Shadow-Banning Bandwagon
Project Veritas revealed documents from an inside source that a social media platform has been censoring content. No, it’s not Facebook or Twitter this time. Pinterest censored conservative content, specifically Christian and pro-life content. Pinterest is a platform that allows users to save and share content like recipes, home ideas, style inspiration, and so on. Based on the information Project Veritas revealed, Pinterest has been labeling conservative content as “pornographic” and “sensitive.”
Pinterest is a publicly-traded social media company headquartered in San Francisco that has nearly 300 million active monthly users. In the past, Project Veritas released undercover footage of Twitter employees discussing “shadow-banning,” and also published leaked documents from Facebook which revealed plans to target and demote conservative commentary.
“I was pretty surprised,” said the Pinterest insider in an interview, when s/he discovered that pro-life group LiveAction.org was added to a “porn domain block list.” The insider explained that the “block list” was intended to be a collection of pornographic websites that Pinterest uses in order ensure that pornography cannot be posted. LiveAction.org is not a pornographic website, instead it is the web domain of a prominent pro-life advocacy group.
Project Veritas also received a large text file titled “Sensitive Terms List.” The insider said the file contains search terms that Pinterest considers “sensitive,” and that the terms are modified in search results according to different value assignments. According to the insider and supporting documents, terms are assigned an “abusive,” “sensitive,” and “brand unsafe” value.
Big tech companies are in a rush to censor any content they deem as “harmful,” and because these companies are liberal leaning, they’re intentionally and falsely categorizing conservative content with which they disagree as “harmful.”These companies are abusing their power and discriminating against conservatives and we shouldn’t turn a blind eye. Thank you, Project Veritas, for revealing Pinterest’s own interests.