Monday 10 June 2024

Google Claims Conservative Content Booted From Play Store In Error

 Conservative media organization PragerU was kicked off of the Google Play store on Friday shortly after it released its documentary “Dear Infidels: A Warning to America,” but the Big Tech company said the suspension was a mistake.

Google notified PragerU that it had violated its “hate speech policy,” according to a screenshot shared by the conservative non-profit, and the app was booted from Android users’ mobile store, The Jerusalem Post reported. The Big Tech giant also told PragerU that its app went under a review, which found “content or speech asserting that a protected group is inhuman, inferior or worthy of being hated.”

Hours later, however, Google said that the app had been reinstated “after further re-review,” and a Google spokesman told The Washington Examiner that the suspension was made in error.

“In an email from Google, they said our recently removed app is now available ‘after further re-review,'” PragerU wrote on X. “Thank you to all of our amazing supporters who helped publicize this issue to force Google to reverse their earlier decision to remove our app from the store entirely.”

The new documentary that PragerU suspected was the reason for Google’s suspension of its app “features first-hand accounts from those who escaped Islamic rule and have come to warn America.”

“Radical Islam poses a significant threat to our freedom,” the documentary description states. “The rise of anti-American rhetoric and violence in cities and universities is a direct result of the indoctrination led by those perpetrating a religious war against the West.”

PragerU, which was started by conservative writer and radio show host Dennis Prager, has been targeted by Google and YouTube in the past. The organization has sued the Big Tech platforms “for restricting over 200 videos, including videos on the Ten Commandments, which continue to be restricted by YouTube today,” PragerU said.


PragerU lost its 2017 First Amendment lawsuit against Google after the conservative organization argued that YouTube was favoring Left-wing channels over PragerU’s channel.

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