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‘Not What America Is About’: Chicago Cubs Co-Owner Breaks Down Free Speech Crisis, Unveils Innovative Challenge to Google – Faithwire

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Ricketts also detailed other recent examples of constraints that make a tool like FREESPOKE deeply valuable, including big tech’s well-documented crackdown on COVID-related content.

“During COVID, doctors who questioned our COVID protocols … had their videos taken off YouTube,” he said. “Anybody who questions the status quo gets canceled, and that’s not what America is about; we’re about free speech.”

Ricketts also reacted to some of the purported big tech restrictions on pro-life groups. Live Action, a pro-life activist group, was reportedly banned this week from advertising on TikTok, a video-sharing platform. Simultaneously, Life Issues Institute, a pro-life education group, accused Google of “blatant censorship” over its abortion-themed videos.

These purported moves come on the heels of pro-choice politicians like New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) and others appealing to Google to urge the tech giant to crack down on crisis pregnancy centers showing up in abortion-related Google Map searches.