The Pinterest insider who blew the whistle on big tech censorship, including Pinterest’s suppression of Christian and conservative content has been fired.
In an interview with James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, Eric Cochran, a software engineer at Pinterest, revealed the company marked Christianity-related terms and Bible verses as “brand unsafe.”
Cochran also revealed that such terms were also removed from Pinterest’s auto-complete search results, while other material was either hidden or silently removed.
Terrisa Bukovinac, founder and executive director of Pro-Life San Francisco, has set up a Go Fund Me page in support of Cochran, who she described as a strong leader in the Pro-Life movement in San Francisco.
“I did this because I saw wrong-doing,” Cochran told Tucker Carlson on Fox News. “The normalisation of censorship within big tech companies right now is down-right un-American.”
"I saw a big tech company saying quietly, and behind closed doors, that they believe Live Action shouldn't have a platform to speak." –@eric_cochran, fired @Pinterest whistleblower. #LifeCensored pic.twitter.com/mhvt5tgJzT
— Live Action (@LiveAction) June 13, 2019
Project Veritas responded to the sacking today, praising Cochran’s courage in speaking out and accusing Pinterest of flip-flopping and failing to address the issues that have been raised about censorship.
O’Keefe also revealed that in the coming days, Project Veritas will release part 2 of the Pinterest story.