U.S.—Over the weekend, as pro-life film Unplanned enjoyed a strong debut at the box office, Twitter employees took action against the movie's social media account for displaying "dangerous, potentially truth-telling content."
The social media platform displayed a warning to anyone trying to view the movie's Twitter account or read any of its tweets, cautioning users that the material was way outside the progressive worldview and simply told the truth about abortion and Planned Parenthood. Users then had to click a button and read a disclaimer that Twitter was not responsible for any truthful content encountered.
"This tweet may contain truthful material that goes against the progressive narrative," the warning read. "Your settings are configured to warn you when content may shatter your echo chamber."
When a user signs up for Twitter, his or her content settings are automatically configured not to display tweets from accounts that might tell the truth or shift one's thinking away from the progressive narrative. Users can, of course, turn this setting off, but Twitter employees say they don't recommend this kind of unsafe use of their platform.
"We want Twitter to be a safe place for people who don't want their opinions changed about anything," said a spokesperson. "That's what interacting with other humans on social media is all about: having your opinions reinforced and blocking anyone who disagrees."
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood, an organization that actually kills babies every single day, still had an active Twitter account in good standing.