Pinterest has reportedly banned pro-life organization Live Action for allowing “harmful misinformation” on the popular social media platform.
Live Action’s director of external affairs, Alison Centofante announced this morning that Pinterest banned the group after they appealed the accusation that their site is pornographic.
“BREAKING NEWS: @Pinterest appears to have intentionally added ‘http://LiveAction.org‘ to a list of blocked pornography sites.” Centofante tweeted. “Pinterest received an appeal and doubled down, keeping ‘LiveAction.org’ on their pornography blocked list. It appears Live Action is the only pro-life group on this list, at this time.”
According to the director, Live Action has the ‘largest and most active online following in the pro-life movement,’ with their fan base exceeding 3.3 million followers.
Just minutes after Centofante’s initial announcement, she reported that the organization had been banned from Pinterest entirely.
“Your account was permanently suspended because its contents went against our policies on misinformation,” cited Pinterest Support as justification for the ban. “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.”