I honestly don’t actually know who has the power here. Is it the Democrats pushing Big Tech to censor pro-lifers or is Big Tech simply looking for cover and ordering the Dems to provide it.
Honestly, it doesn’t matter. They’re both enemies of free speech and life. Which one is pitching and which one is catching doesn’t really matter in the end, I guess.
Or maybe it’s Big Abortion ordering everyone around.
But their agenda is clear and it shouldn’t be a suprise that the people who oppose your right to life might also oppose your right to free speech.
Let’s just say your rights don’t mean all that much to them.
A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Rep. Elissa Slotkin is urging Google to “crack down on manipulative search results” that lead people seeking abortions to anti-abortion clinics. In a letter addressed to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, the lawmakers reference a study conducted by US nonprofit group Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH). The organization found that 1 in 10 Google search results for queries such as “abortion clinics near me” and “abortion pill” — specifically in states with trigger laws that would ban the procedure the moment Roe v. Wade is overturned — points to crisis pregnancy centers that oppose abortion instead.
“Directing women towards fake clinics that traffic in misinformation and don’t provide comprehensive health services is dangerous to women’s health and undermines the integrity of Google’s search results,” the lawmakers wrote. CCDH also found that 37 percent of results on Google Maps for the same search terms lead people to anti-abortion clinics. The lawmakers argue in the letter that Google should not be displaying those results for users searching for abortion and that if the company’s search results must continue showing them, they should at least be properly labeled.
In addition, CCDH found that 28 percent of ads displayed at the top of Google search results are for crisis pregnancy centers. Google added a disclaimer for those ads, “albeit one that appears in small font and is easily missed,” the lawmakers note, after getting flak for them a few years ago. “The prevalence of these misleading ads marks what appears to be a concerning reversal from Google’s pledge in 2014 to take down ads from crisis pregnancy centers that engage in overt deception of women seeking out abortion information online,” the letter reads.
Warner, Slotkin and the letter’s other signees are asking Google what it plans to do to limit the appearance of anti-abortion clinics when users are explicitly searching for abortion services. And, if Google chooses not to take action to prevent them from appearing in results, the group is asking whether Google would add user-friendly disclaimers clarifying whether the clinic is or isn’t providing abortion services.
I love how we’re pretending that Google doesn’t want to do this in the first place. They hate you and they hate your rights.
The left has a monopoly on the power structures of this country. The media? Theirs. The Deep State? Theirs? Big Business? Theirs. Academia? Theirs. Big Tech? Theirs.
We’re just doing all the working, the living, and the dying around here. Don’t mind us.
This censorship will happen. Pro-life crisis pregnancy centers will be buried on the internet whether they do it legally or illegally. The left first tried to force crisis pregnancy centers to recommend abortion clinics. Remember that? They failed. So now they’ll just bury them virtually.
It drives me crazy when people say they don’t get involved in the culture wars. It’s a war for your rights. If you don’t fight for your rights you will see them infringed.