Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Vicki Batts
In the land of the Left, freedom of speech is no longer. Left-wing censorship is expanding at an incredibly disturbing pace, with conservative pundits being wiped from social media spaces across the internet. Pinterest has joined the likes of Facebook, Google and Twitter by waging war against independent thought — and declaring that anyone who espouses criticisms of the vaccine industry is actually promoting self-harm.
Vaccines have injured thousands of children — and the parents of these children often turn to social media to share their stories as a way of cautioning other parents and to spread awareness. Now, Pinterest and other social media networks are trying to silence them. By taking away their freedom of speech and ousting concerned parents from their platforms, Big Pharma’s puppets can continue to push their narrative for total vaccine tyranny unchallenged. Erasing posts sharing the realities of vaccine injuries serves the ludicrous notion that vaccines are “100-percent safe.’ The echo chamber is real — and it is getting bigger. Under the left-wing’s reign, free speech on the internet is disappearing.
Pinterest’s “Community Guidelines” section includes a host of topics that are banned or “hidden” from public view. As the site states, “Our team works hard to keep divisive, disturbing or unsafe content off Pinterest.”
The topic of vaccines would probably fall under “divisive” content but Pinterest takes it even further by labeling anti-vaccine content as an extension of self-harm. Their community guidelines on Self Harm declare:
We remove any content that promotes harmful behavior, or anything that encourages or suggests self-harm. We’ll take action on misinformation that has immediate and detrimental effects on a pinner’s health or on public safety – like promotion of false cures for terminal or chronic illnesses and anti-vaccination advice.
Information that paints vaccines in a bad light is also labeled as “harmful misinformation” under another section of the community guidelines — so disparaging the vaccine industry on Pinterest may count as two offenses, instead of just one.As Pinterest states under their “harmful advice” section:
We don’t allow advice when it has immediate and detrimental effects on a pinner’s health or on public safety. This includes promotion of false cures for terminal or chronic illnesses and anti-vaccination advice.
Under Pinterest’s guidelines, not only is spreading the truth about the risks of vaccines considered a violation, promoting any sort of natural remedy or cure could be painted as “misinformation.” As we’ve seen time and time again, independent thought is becoming a punishable offense.
Pinterest’s attack on free speech is especially concerning due to the fact that users (“pinners”) have the ability to search for things they want to see or know more about. By banning “anti-vaccine” information from the site, Pinterest is indirectly taking way the freedom to even search for information on vaccine risk. The same holds true for natural cures and home remedies: If all the posts on these topics are banned, users can’t even have access they choose to look for.
The issue here is not just with the infringement of free speech, but the attack on freedom of thought. With increasingly broad “guidelines,” social media giants are able to silence whoever they want, whenever they want, for virtually any reason at all. Challenging what you’ve been told isn’t yet a crime — but suppressing “dissidents” in the United States ought to be. The authoritarian Left is doing their best to usurp control of the Internet, but new platforms like REAL.video are out there, preserving free speech for all.
See more coverage of stories about disinformation and thought control at Censored.news.
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