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Did Pinterest List A Pro-Life Group As Pornographic Before Shutting It Down?

Jeff Katz
June 11, 2019 - 2:38 pm

Just days after Twitter banned pro-life group Live Action due to its messages against abortion, Pinterest reportedly did the same thing, only in a different manner.

Pinterest first banned Live Action after listing it as a pornographic site, then claimed it was because the group spreads misinformation.

On Tuesday, Alison Centofante, Live Action's director of external affairs, announced that Pinterest banned the group from operating on the platform.

Pinterest later sent a statement to the pro-life group that did not address pornography charges. Instead, it stated that Live Action had violated policies on misinformation.

The statement said: "Your account was permanently suspended because its contents went against our policies on misinformation. We don't allow harmful misinformation on Pinterest. That includes medical misinformation and conspiracies that turn individuals and facilities into targets for harassment or violence."

Lila Rose, the group's president, also addressed the ban on Twitter: