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By Christian Toto
The MPAA, record publishers, cable networks and Twitter all took their hacks at the pro-life film “Unplanned.”
Now, it’s Google’s turn, apparently.
In recent weeks the Motion Picture Association of America slapped an “R” rating on the indie feature. That’s despite “Unplanned” having no adult language, violence, nudity or sexual situations. The film’s abortion scenes are a little challenging, visually. They’re still a far cry from what PG:13 horror films evoke.
Next, a crush of music publishers denied the film’s producers rights to their songs citing vague reasons.
Multiple high-profile cable channels refused to air the film’s commercials. Think HGTV, Lifetime and more.
Twitter briefly suspended the film’s official account during its opening weekend run. Hours later, some people tried to follow the page once it came back online … but couldn’t. Some posted video of their attempts to prove their point.
Is Google joining the culture war fight against “Unplanned?” One key piece of evidence suggests that’s the case. Type the word “Unplanned” into the mighty Google.com search engine. Here’s what you find on the very first page, a critical search criteria (Hat Tip: T Becket Adams)
Google has joined other tech companies in trying to explain its bias against the pro-life film, Unplanned.
Unplanned is the story of Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, experienced a profound change of heart after watching an ultrasound-guided abortion, eventually becoming a prominent pro-life activist.
The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Bolar on Thursday announced via tweet that Google had classified the film as “propaganda.” Bolar tweeted a screenshot while asking “Who knew that ‘propaganda’ was a movie genre? Google once again exposing its gross political bias.”
This is not the first obstacle the film has faced, including, according to LifeNews, “ad rejections by most major TV outlets and a temporary suspension on Twitter.”
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: xuenchen
From the obvious attempt to stop minors from being able to view this film, to the continuous attacks on freedom of speech "that differs from the left's views," we keep seeing this war on freedom of speech that the left champions today.
It would be terrible for minors to actually wake up from their left-wing indoctrination and actually be allowed to watch a film with a dissenting view from that of the left...right?...
originally posted by: spiritualarchitect
And I thought half the films already out there were propaganda.
A Google spokesperson told Fox News that after analyzing web content about “Unplanned,” there was a large volume that called the movie propaganda. But after being made aware of facts that have been disputed through the company’s “Knowledge Graph,” the company works to fix issues, the spokesperson said.
After the controversy was sparked, Google has updated its search results, removing the propaganda tag.
originally posted by: Chadwickus
Yeah but this one isn’t coz conservatives say so.
Definition of propaganda
1 capitalized : a congregation of the Roman curia having jurisdiction over missionary territories and related institutions
2 : the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person
3 : ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause also : a public action having such an effect
“In my opinion, one of the most impactful films of our time is ‘The Passion of the Christ.’ It was rated R. So I feel like ‘Unplanned’ is in good company. An R rating from the MPAA isn’t going to slow this movie down. I believe people are ready for the truth.”