Twitter’s claim that it doesn’t have a left-leaning bias isn’t true, says Lila Rose, the president and founder of the national pro-life organization Live Action.
“Twitter has blocked one of the most prominent pro-life organizations online from advertising our pro-life message on the platform,” Rose wrote Sunday in an opinion piece for USA Today.
“Twitter's actions suggest it’s OK for Planned Parenthood to tweet that a woman has a right to an abortion, but when I tweet and try to promote that a baby has a right to life, Twitter considers that inflammatory.”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey two weeks ago defended the social network from allegations of bias before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, saying the company believes “strongly in being impartial.”
“We strive to enforce our rules impartially,” he added.
Rose said Twitter doesn’t allow her to post pictures of children developing in the womb or simple ultrasound images of babies. She also said that Twitter wouldn’t allow her to tweet that there are alternative options to Planned Parenthood because it was “an offensive violation of policy.”
“Twitter is walking a dangerous line,” she writes. “It seems to pretend that it’s merely a platform for users to post content so it can benefit from legal protections against libel, copyright infringement and other illegal acts by its users. Yet when it chooses to exercise editorial judgment to exclude certain viewpoints, it’s acting more like a publisher, taking more responsibility for its content, and should face the consequence any other publisher would face.”
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