For Immediate Release
Jan. 31st, 2020
Alison Howard Centofante
Director of External Affairs, Live Action
TikTok Apologizes & Reinstates Live Action’s Account
TikTok removed and banned Live Action, the largest pro-life voice on the platform
Washington, DC – Today, video sharing social media site TikTok apologized for abruptly removing and banning Live Action from the platform. In an email to Live Action, TikTok called the ban a “mistake”, “the result of human error,” and admitted, “your account is not in violation of any of our community guidelines.” The response from TikTok was received after national backlash and demands for answers from pro-life organizational leaders, Members of Congress, and reporters on why the largest pro-life voice on TikTok was inexplicably removed and banned from the platform.
Statement from Live Action Founder and President, Lila Rose
“TikTok has rightfully reinstated Live Action’s account. We received an email from TikTok at 11:29 AM PT/2:29 pm ET apologizing for what TikTok is calling ‘human error’. They admitted that our account “is not in violation of any of our Community Guidelines.” Tiktok must improve their training and oversight to ensure that such dramatic ‘human errors’ like this aren’t made in the future for us or any other pro-life organization.”
“We contacted TikTok yesterday asking for an answer and resolution and only after we escalated the problem, did they finally reinstate the account. Not every pro-life American has the reach that Live Action has to sound the alarm on censorship and viewpoint discrimination.
“What we saw today is the power of social media, the pro-life movement, and news outlets in doing their job to report pro-life viewpoint discrimination. Now, go follow us on TikTok.”
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos and content reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org