Last week, a feminist writer for Slate boasted that she had encouraged YouTube to bury anti-abortion videos that appeared in search results for “abortion” on the platform. With a stunning lack of self-awareness, April Glaser patted herself on the back for discovering that YouTube’s “abortion” search results returned a great many videos which demonstrated to users the gory truth about this abominable practice, perhaps saving lives in the process of sharing information. Well, that’s no good for someone like Glaser, who believes that only beautiful pro-abortion videos should be shared to the masses.
“Before I raised the issue with YouTube late last week, the top search results for ‘abortion’ on the site were almost all anti-abortion—and frequently misleading,” Glaser wrote. “One top result was a clip called ‘LIVE Abortion Video on Display,’ which over the course of a gory two minutes shows images of a formed fetus’ tiny feet resting in a pool of blood.”
“None of the top results focused on providing dispassionate, up-to-date medical information,” she claimed.
By which she means propaganda from Planned Parenthood.
Well, the status quo was not good enough for this feminist writer, so she abandoned whatever journalistic integrity is expected of a Slate reporter and inserted herself in the story.
“I emailed YouTube Friday afternoon asking why anti-abortion videos saturated the search results for ‘abortion,’ and if the platform thought accurate, health-focused information had a place there,” Glaser wrote. “By Monday morning, before the company got back to me, the search results had changed to include a number of news outlets among the top results, including a video from Vice about how women trying to get abortions are being stymied by anti-abortion centers that masquerade as clinics.”
Even after getting the results changes to better reflect her animosity towards pro-life Americans, Glaser was not satisfied. She whined: “There are plenty of videos from credible reproductive health- care providers on YouTube, but none of those videos surfaced in the top 20 results for ‘abortion’—both before I asked about it and now.”
Read: Slickly-produced videos from the abortion industry are not well-represented in the top YouTube search results.
Which is a bad thing for some reason.
It’s difficult to think of any other area of human culture where a liberal reporter would lament the fact that YouTube’s search results are not littered with industry propaganda. But then, when it comes to the abortion debate, leftists frequently take a number of bizarre, nonsensical positions to avoid confronting the ugly truth of their belief.