Friday, September 5, 2008

YouTube accused of censoring pro-life content

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 9/5/2008 8:20:00 AMBookmark and Share

Computer HackThe pro-life group Live Action is taking issue with YouTube over allegations of censorship. 

Spokeswoman Lila Rose had posted videos proving that a caller offered donations to Planned Parenthood on the basis of using the money to abort black babies; and that the organization accepted the offer, in some cases "gleefully." But YouTube, according to a report from, has blocked four videos over the past two months, labeling them as "inappropriate content."

"Those videos were up for over seven months. They garnered national media attention," says Rose. "They had together 160,000 views, and in just the past few weeks YouTube, one by one, has been taking them off [and] has been banning them from the website," she argues.

To Rose's knowledge, the videos did not violate YouTube policies. "[W]e are definitely concerned about this censorship. The videos need to be back up," she continues. "They tell an important story for the American public to know about this huge corporation that gets taxpayer money...."

Rose contends that Planned Parenthood receives roughly $300 milllion in taxpayer funds each year.

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