Democrats Demand Social Media Platforms Censor ‘Misinformation’ on Abortions

Democrats have sent a letter to Big Tech social media company bosses to demand they censor so-called “misinformation” about abortions on their platforms.

House Democrats specifically directed their call at Twitter/X owner Elon Musk and Facebook/Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The lawmakers are urging them to address what they call the widespread issue of abortion “misinformation” on their social media platforms.

They claim the alleged “misinformation” is being shared on X, Facebook, and Meta-owned Instagram.

These concerns were expressed in two letters from Democrats on the House Oversight Committee.

The letters were spearheaded by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the committee’s Ranking Member.

They request that the Big Tech platforms urgently tackle the spread of abortion information deemed by Democrats to be “misinformation.”

They are urging Musk and Zuckerberg to provide Congress with briefings on this matter by December 14.

The letter sent to Musk and Zuckerberg reads:

“Your company’s decision to keep these posts visible seems at odds with your Terms of Service that allow you to remove unlawful conduct on your platform.

“Even more concerning is your company’s apparent double standard when it comes to removing posts that you label ‘abortion advocacy’ or posts that offer legitimate medical and logistical advice for someone considering abortion while allowing crisis pregnancy centers and anti-abortion advocates to spread false and misleading information regarding abortion.”

In the letters, the committee Democrats highlight the nature of the alleged “misinformation” regarding medical information and content about abortion that is supposedly proliferating.

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They claim the issue is especially apparent on the platforms controlled by Musk and Zuckerberg.

This alleged “misinformation,” according to Raskin and his allies, can lead to people doubting their healthcare providers and even their own judgment.

They argue that the alleged issue is posing significant health and safety risks.

The letter targets posts from pro-life groups.

Accoridn to the Democrats, pro-lifers are spreading what they call “false claims” about abortion medication, challenging its safety.

This is contrasted with the committee Democrats’ assertion that abortion pills like mifepristone are safe and effective.

READ MORE: Adam Schiff Sends Anti-First Amendment Letter to Elon Musk Demanding Censorship on X

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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