October 19, 2020 | From LifeSite News
The largest social media web site in the world has started censoring a a LifeNews.com article exposing how vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris attempted to put pro-life journalists in prison for exposing how the Planned Parenthood abortion business sold the body parts of unborn babies.
In August, LifeNews.com ran an article from Liberty Counsel, a pro-life legal firm that has represented Sanda Merritt, who worked alongside David Daleiden to expose the Planned Parenthood abortion company for selling body parts like hearts and livers of babies killed in abortions. After over a dozen undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood staff members on the record explaining how they changed abortion procedures to secure aborted baby parts to sell to make enough money to possibly afford Lamborghini sports cars, Harris launched a retributive effort to charge the pro-life journalists with criminal charges in an attempt to put them in prison.
Five years ago, it was former California attorney general Kamala Harris (now senator and VP candidate) who launched the investigation into the work of Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, after these citizen journalists discovered and produced videos documenting Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of aborted baby body parts.
Under California law, conversations that “may be overheard” are, by definition, not “confidential” and can be recorded without consent. The recorded abortionists admitted under oath that their conversations with Merritt and Daleiden could be overheard by others in the public spaces where they were recorded, and they took no steps to prevent others from overhearing their candid discussion of what Planned Parenthood does behind closed doors. Therefore, the undercover videos produced by Merritt and Daleiden did not violate California video recording law. . . .
But that did not stop Planned Parenthood and Harris from wielding a politically motivated prosecution against the two citizen journalists.
With Harris running for vice president, the article has received new life and has been shared over 572,000 times on Facebook. . . .
Politifact yesterday issued a factually incorrect and misleading “false” rating on the article that leaves out considerable information and distorts the facts of how Harris persecuted these pro-life journalists so aggressively she ordered her agents to raid Daleiden’s home.
Based on that misleading factcheck, Facebook is now censoring the article — a decision that deprives Americans of important information about a vice presidential candidate just days before they head to the polls in a critical presidential election. Any Facebook user sharing the article is met with a false and misleading warning before they are allowed to post it, and any posts of the article carry the same misleading warning:
Facebook is also censoring the story exposing Harris by limiting its distribution and censoring any Facebook page or group that shared the story because Facebook makes it clear that when pages get a strike from a factcheckers that it will throttle the page’s content.
It’s ridiculous that Facebook censors content and limits views based on false and misleading ‘factchecks’ from liberal media factcheckers with a history of supporting abortion. Facebook should be a robust forum for free speech, not in league with places like China that limit and censor what people say. . .
(Excerpt from LifeSite News. Article by Steven Ertelt. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)