The Washington Times reports that Planned Parenthood is on the losing streak when it comes to their social media campaign.
NetBase, a Silicon Valley firm that analyzes social-media trends, found that “net sentiment” toward Planned Parenthood turned “decisively negative” after the July 14 release of the first video by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress.
As the undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress are being released, Planned Parenthood is encouraging their supporters to use an “I stand with PP” image for their Facebook profile pic and to use the hashtag #StandwithPP on Twitter.
Pro-lifers are using the hashtag #PPSellsBabyParts to expose Planned Parenthood’s corrupt practices of selling aborted fetal body parts for profit. According to the data from NetBase, Planned Parenthood’s hashtag isn’t nearly as popular as pro-lifers’. #DefundPP and #PPSellsBabyParts combined for 965,479 uses while #StandwithPP and #SupportPP had only 271,925.
The Center for Medical Progress videos have only been aired for a meager 23.5 minutes on CBS, ABC, and NBC over the last couple of weeks. Yet, even with the lack of coverage on major networks, the word about Planned Parenthood selling baby parts is still getting out to the masses – thanks to the public’s active outcry.
NetBase reports, “PP’s average net sentiment for the three months leading up the release of the first video was +62; as of August 20, 2015, PP’s sentiment stands at -26.” This is encouraging news because it shows the nation’s changing opinion about the organization. As more videos are released people are seeing the dark underbelly of an organization that receives over $500 million yearly in taxpayer funds.
The Times reports conversations about Planned Parenthood have exploded on social media “from about 4,500 daily mentions in the three months prior to the release of the first video to 121,661 mentions in the first 24 hours afterward, an increase of 2,600 percent.”
“In the three months preceding the release of the first video, the ratio of positive to negative comments about PP averaged 4:1,” said the analysis. “In the week following the release of the first video negative comments surpassed positive ones with a ratio of 3:2.”
Total mentions on social media peaked with the release of the fifth video Aug. 4 with 350,121. Since the release of the seventh video, there have been 97,815 mentions.
Let’s continue to use #PPSellsBabyParts, #DefundPP, and #AnotherBoy on social media to bring attention to Planned Parenthood’s barbaric and unlawful practice of selling baby parts for profit.