Whistleblower takes to Newsweek to Expose Censorship at Pinterest

NewsBusters | 6/25/2019 | Staff
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Eric Cochran worked at Pinterest for nearly two years, creating open-source code for a variety of apps. But with a June 24 op-ed in Newsweek, he’s exposing the censorship skeletons in the platform’s closet.

Cochran says he was an idealist who “wanted to do good” with the technology he created. “I thought Pinterest could be different from its sibling tech giants. I hoped Pinterest might be a tech company that respected its users and was honest with them.” Instead Cochran saw the “normalization of censorship” as Pinterest fell “in line with the other Big Tech companies in its crackdown on content.”

Crackdown - Censorship - Pro-lifers - Christians - Conservatives

That crackdown included “covert censorship of pro-lifers, Christians and Conservatives.”

“Live Action, one the nation's largest pro-life organizations, has been blocked by Pinterest,” Cochran writes. “Users cannot make posts that link to Live Action and are not given a clear error message when they try.” In fact, Live Action’s Pinterest account has been permanently removed...
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