Tech Insider Blows Whistle on How Pinterest Listed Top Pro-Life Site as Porn, “Bible Verses” Censored

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Insider: Search Term “Christian” Won’t Auto-Complete, Others Can’t Trend, No Notifications, or Recommendations
Pinterest Blacklisted Pro-Life Group LiveAction.org, Classified as “Pornography,” Cannot Link to Site
Leaked “Sensitive Terms List” Includes “bible verses” and “christian easter”
Ben Shapiro Commentary Censored in “zero tolerance moment,” Slack Messages Reveal
Planned Parenthood Undercover Videos Marked as “harmful” Conspiracy
Veritas Calls On More Silicon Valley Insiders to Come Forward
UPDATE 1: Pinterest REACTS. LiveAction.org is no longer on their “Porn Domain Blacklist”
UPDATE 2: Pinterest REACTS AGAIN. LiveAction’s Pinterest Account has been permanently suspended.
UPDATE 3: A Pinterest spokesperson has provided a statement in response to our request for comment: “Religious content is allowed on Pinterest, and many people use our service to search for and save Pins inspired by their beliefs. To protect our users from being targeted based on personal characteristics such as their religion, we have policies in place so that ads and recommendations don’t appear alongside certain terms.”


https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/06/11/tech-insider-blows-whistle-on-how-pinterest-listed-top-pro-life-site-as-porn-bible-verses-censored/
 

littlelady

God bless the USA
I didn't even think Pinterest was a thing anymore. Does anyone still use it?
I have never used it. I find my own recipes and crafts. WTH. How can a site like that become political? Hold on to your hats, y’all. The Trump train is still rollin’ down the track. I think that this thing with Pinterest is a true barometer of where our country is/was headed. Thank you, President Trump.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
I didn't even think Pinterest was a thing anymore. Does anyone still use it?
Women apparently @ 81% of users


Pinterest by the Numbers: Stats, Demographics & Fun Facts


Pinterest Statistics
Total Number of Monthly Active Pinterest Users:
250 million (source)

Last updated: 17/9/18

Number of Pinterest Users from the US:

125 million

Last updated: 17/9/18

Number of Pinterest Users around the World:

50%+

Last updated: 17/9/18

Total Number of Pinterest Pins:

175 billion+

Last updated: 17/9/18

Total Number of Pinterest Boards:

3 billion+

Last updated: 17/9/18

Total Number of Pinterest Users who save Shopping Pins on Boards Daily:
2 million

Pinterest Market Value:
$15 Billion+ (source)

Pinterest Demographics
  • 81% of Pinterest users are actually Females.
  • 40% of New Signups are Men; 60% New Signups are Women.
  • Men account for only 7% of total pins on Pinterest.
  • Millennials use Pinterest as much as Instagram.
  • The median age of a Pinterest user is 40, however, the majority of active pinners are below 40.
  • Half of Pinterest users earn $50K or greater per year, with 10 percent of Pinteresting households making greater than $125K.
  • 30% of all US social media users are Pinterest users.
  • 50% of Pinterest users are from the US.
 

jrt_ms1995

Well-Known Member
If 81% of Pinterest users are "actually" females, what percent of users are "not actually" females?

BTW, liveaction.org really does read like the URL of a porn site.
 

jazz lady

~*~ rara avis ~*~
I didn't even think Pinterest was a thing anymore. Does anyone still use it?
Yes, I use it all the time. Mostly for recipes and home ideas. And another reason why I got the Fire 10 so I can see the recipes while I am in the kitchen and not fumble with my phone.
 

David

Opinions are my own...
PREMO Member
Then Youtube removed Veritas' video about the Pinterest censorship, citing a violation of privacy because it included the name of the employee who entered the ban. Then Pinterest fired the leaker. Be nice to see a wrongful termination lawsuit, but I'm not sure he has a leg to stand on.

Not a Veritas fan because they are partisan, but Youtube is wrong and obviously in collusion with Pinterest.

I also deleted my Pinterest account. Next, I remove as much of my data from Google as possible.
 

David

Opinions are my own...
PREMO Member
Well, I need to correct myself based on new information.

Crowder did a video which had a short segment with OKeefe about the Pinterest story. In the video they included some of the Pinterest docs that OKeefe presented in his video which was taken down.



Crowder also received a Privacy complaint from Youtube and he posted a screen capture of the notice which included time codes of the offenses.

137958


I looked at the first time code, which is linked above, and you can clearly see the names, photos and email for a few Pinterest employees. This is clearly a privacy concern since these people are not public figures. Youtube is right for taking them down and we would do the same thing here.

This is another reason I don't like OKeefe. Instead of just being a big boy and admitting that he probably should not have posted people's personal data, he blows it out of proportion and makes it seem like YouTube is censoring the message when clearly are NOT. He crosses the line from journalism to activism. If I understand correctly, all he has to do is remove the aforementioned info and he can repost his video.

Nothing else changes in regards to the Pinterest censorship issue. Youtube, however, did do the right thing.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
I'm a bit more cynical I doubt seriously the ban was for privacy reason, but thanks for the update.

[email addresses could have blocked but the names left]
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
In New Bill, Sen. Josh Hawley Warns Big Tech: Stop Political Censorship Or Lose Your Precious Legal Immunity


Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced legislation on Wednesday aimed at cracking down on “Big Tech’s political censorship.” Hawley’s Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act “to encourage” major tech platforms “to provide content moderation that is politically neutral.”

“Under Hawley’s bill,” Fox News reported, “big tech firms would have to provide evidence to the FTC proving that their algorithms and content-removal practices are neutral. Tech titans would also be responsible for the costs of performing audits, and would also have to re-apply for immunity every two years.”


According to the legislation, which would apply only to major platforms, a company’s content moderating practices are politically biased if they are:

designed to negatively affect a political party, political candidate, or political viewpoint; or disproportionately restricts or promotes access to, or the availability of, information from a political party, political candidate, or political viewpoint; or an officer or employee of the provider makes a decision about moderating information provided by other information content providers that is motivated by an intent to negatively affect a political party, political candidate, or political viewpoint.
 
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