Apple News Bans Top Pro-Life News Source, Citing ‘Intolerance’

The Daily Signal | 8/2/2019 | Staff
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Apple News has banned one of the nation’s top pro-life news sources from the platform, saying that the organization displayed “intolerance” toward a specific group.

The Apple News platform, a free news app, banned LifeSite News Wednesday, just two weeks after accepting the pro-life outlet onto the platform. It said the LifeSite News channel did not comply with Apple guidelines and it content showed intolerance “towards a specific group.”

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Apple did not provide further reasons when LifeSite News pressed, Editor-in-Chief John Henry Weston told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Weston said he does not yet know why LifeSite News was kicked off the platform.

“We are a pro-life and pro-family website, so perhaps they think we show intolerance to women because we protect the right to life of the unborn,” Weston said.

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“Or maybe because we are pro-family and we believe that marriage is between one man and one woman.”

Apples News sent this message to the news organization:

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Apple accepted LifeSite News onto the platform July 14, only a few weeks before telling it the account had been disabled, Weston said.

LifeSite News had continuously applied to publish on Apple News since November 2018, going back and forth with the Apple for several months.

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