A Democratic governor is calling on tech giant Facebook to muzzle her political opponents on the topic of abortion.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul sent a letter to Facebook this week asking the social media giant to censor pro-lifers – many of whom oppose her position position as governor.
“I’m asking Facebook starting today to help clean up the act, help us wage a campaign of truth and not lies, with respect to what is going on in Texas and what is going on here in the state of New York because misinformation spreads like wildfire,” she wrote. “We’ll see what they do with it. I’ll be watching, and let them know we have expectations.”
Facebook, which has found itself increasingly in hot water amid new whistleblower allegations reported by the Wall Street Journal that indicate the company censors millions of people for positions it does not agree with while “whitelisting” thousands of elites, has not publicly responded as to whether it will meet the Governor’s request.
“The truth is that abortion is a safe, common medical procedure,” Hochul wrote. “One in four women will undergo an abortion in her lifetime. I am proud that New York is leading the fight to ensure that every woman and birthing person has access to abortion care.”
A new Texas law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, when the fetus has a heartbeat, has thrust abortion back into the national spotlight. The Supreme Court decided to not intervene to block the law, paving the way for other states to potentially follow suit.