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Old 12-20-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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A recreational social media outlet will now get to decide what is appropriate for me to read about and learn from!!

In the past few days I've attempted to pin some articles from a natural/holistic health website that sources information from respected research both within the US and internationally. Each time I've tried to post something, I've received an 'oops' notice that Pinterest was blocking the post due to possible inappropriate content.

Additionally, Pinterest has also, suddenly, blocked (from my view) an article that I pinned months ago from the same site! When I wrote the help desk I received a reply that they were concerned that this site was providing information that may be false or contradicts with the 'medical community'.

All of my boards are private so I am not circulating information to anyone on Pinterest. I am, currently exchanging e-mails back and forth and will continue to do so.

This is just the beginning of something very, very scary...

 
Old 12-20-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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I told you about the Twitter and Facebook censorship plots orchestrated by groups like Media Matters and the social media giants. Also, Youtube is censoring conservative videos, especially PragerU videos. That Pinterest is now censoring people does not surprise me.
 
Old 12-20-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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Originally Posted by LaylaM View Post
A recreational social media outlet will now get to decide what is appropriate for me to read about and learn from!!

In the past few days I've attempted to pin some articles from a natural/holistic health website that sources information from respected research both within the US and internationally. Each time I've tried to post something, I've received an 'oops' notice that Pinterest was blocking the post due to possible inappropriate content.

Additionally, Pinterest has also, suddenly, blocked (from my view) an article that I pinned months ago from the same site! When I wrote the help desk I received a reply that they were concerned that this site was providing information that may be false or contradicts with the 'medical community'.

All of my boards are private so I am not circulating information to anyone on Pinterest. I am, currently exchanging e-mails back and forth and will continue to do so.

This is just the beginning of something very, very scary...
I'm not scared.
 
Old 12-20-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
31,196 posts, read 11,986,018 times
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LaylaM View Post
A recreational social media outlet will now get to decide what is appropriate for me to read about and learn from!!

In the past few days I've attempted to pin some articles from a natural/holistic health website that sources information from respected research both within the US and internationally. Each time I've tried to post something, I've received an 'oops' notice that Pinterest was blocking the post due to possible inappropriate content.

Additionally, Pinterest has also, suddenly, blocked (from my view) an article that I pinned months ago from the same site! When I wrote the help desk I received a reply that they were concerned that this site was providing information that may be false or contradicts with the 'medical community'.

All of my boards are private so I am not circulating information to anyone on Pinterest. I am, currently exchanging e-mails back and forth and will continue to do so.

This is just the beginning of something very, very scary...
Capitalism isn't scary.

It's orgasmic.
 
Old 12-20-2017, 04:01 PM
 
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why dont you give us a link to the articles?
 
Old 12-20-2017, 04:02 PM
 
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Ditch them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 12-20-2017, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Barrington
53,320 posts, read 37,476,618 times
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LaylaM View Post
A recreational social media outlet will now get to decide what is appropriate for me to read about and learn from!!

In the past few days I've attempted to pin some articles from a natural/holistic health website that sources information from respected research both within the US and internationally. Each time I've tried to post something, I've received an 'oops' notice that Pinterest was blocking the post due to possible inappropriate content.

Additionally, Pinterest has also, suddenly, blocked (from my view) an article that I pinned months ago from the same site! When I wrote the help desk I received a reply that they were concerned that this site was providing information that may be false or contradicts with the 'medical community'.

All of my boards are private so I am not circulating information to anyone on Pinterest. I am, currently exchanging e-mails back and forth and will continue to do so.

This is just the beginning of something very, very scary...
Pinterest is a privately- held company and has NO obligation to post everything.

Feel free to create a Pinterest like thingy and decide what you want to post or not.
 
Old 12-20-2017, 04:05 PM
 
Location: planet earth
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OP: I agree with you this is scary - it limits our options (referring to the recent FDA/Homeopathy news).
 
Old 12-20-2017, 04:08 PM
 
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I occasionally post some natural/holistic links, primarily dog related and have not yet noticed any deletions. Curious if yours are always the same websites or a variety, and yes I know there’s a difference between Pet and human holistic info. I’m not doubting you at all, just curious.
 
Old 12-20-2017, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
20,253 posts, read 11,207,795 times
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LaylaM View Post
A recreational social media outlet will now get to decide what is appropriate for me to read about and learn from!!

In the past few days I've attempted to pin some articles from a natural/holistic health website that sources information from respected research both within the US and internationally. Each time I've tried to post something, I've received an 'oops' notice that Pinterest was blocking the post due to possible inappropriate content.

Additionally, Pinterest has also, suddenly, blocked (from my view) an article that I pinned months ago from the same site! When I wrote the help desk I received a reply that they were concerned that this site was providing information that may be false or contradicts with the 'medical community'.

All of my boards are private so I am not circulating information to anyone on Pinterest. I am, currently exchanging e-mails back and forth and will continue to do so.

This is just the beginning of something very, very scary...
Sounds to me like the Free Market at work, avoiding the appearance of evil. Good show.
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