Abortion advocates have been raising the alarm about the potential danger of health apps tracking women’s menstrual cycles for years , but the hysteria ramped up into overdrive when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade . The theory is that data from the apps will be tracked, and authorities will be able to use that data to determine which women had illegal abortions. Leaving aside the fact that this is a myth , it’s incredibly interesting to know exactly who is sharing data about abortion on social media.
Abortion is still legal in a majority of the states across the nation, and Planned Parenthood — the nation’s largest abortion chain — is continuing to commit abortions. Many of the procedures are scheduled online, and according to the Washington Post , this presents a problem. Why? Because Planned Parenthood’s website allows data to be shared with other companies.
“An investigation by Lockdown Privacy, the maker of an app that blocks online tracking, found that Planned Parenthood’s web scheduler can share information with a variety of third parties, including Google, Facebook, TikTok and Hotjar, a tracking tool that says it helps companies understand how customers behave,” Washington Post reporter Tatum Hunter wrote. “These outside companies receive data including IP addresses, approximate Zip codes and service selections, which privacy experts worry could be valuable to state governments looking to prosecute abortions.”
Johnny Lin, the founder of Lockdown Privacy, told the Post he couldn’t believe what he found.
“This was absolutely shocking,” he said. “We’ve analyzed and reviewed the tracking behaviors of hundreds of apps and websites, and it’s rare to see this degree of carelessness with sensitive health data.”
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Lauren Kokum did respond to the allegations, but only to defend them by saying that data-sharing is needed for marketing purposes. “Marketing is […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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