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Google blasted for labeling pro-life movie 'Unplanned' as 'propaganda'

'Google once again exposing its gross political bias'

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The pro-life movie "Unplanned" has faced nothing if not an uphill battle ever since it readied to hit movie screens.

A big case in point was Twitter suspending the movie's account on its opening weekend while the film's Twitter followers inexplicably plunged to under 200 when it had amassed over 200,000 just hours after the suspension. Both the follower count and suspension were soon reversed, but the damage was done.

Now another tech giant has joined the fray.

What happened?

Kelsey Bolar of the Daily Signal pointed out Thursday that Google labeled "Unplanned" as a "drama/propaganda":

"Who knew that 'propaganda' was a movie genre?" she tweeted along with a screenshot of Google's search results. "Google once again exposing its gross political bias." Fox News said it verified the search results.

Another Twitter user compared Google search results of "Unplanned" with Google search results of left-leaning movies such as Vice" — an unflattering look at former GOP Vice President Dick Cheney — and Michael Moore's documentaries, the network said, adding that Google didn't label the latter movies as propaganda.

Fox News also said it researched Google results of the "God's Not Dead" film series and documentaries by conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza — and again, none of them were labeled "propaganda" either.

What did Google have to say?

A Google spokesperson told Fox News that its "Knowledge Graph" analyzed web content on "Unplanned" and that a large volume of it described the movie as propaganda and created the label.

"When we're made aware of disputed facts in our Knowledge Graph, we work to fix the issues, as we've done in this case," the spokesperson told Fox News, which reported that Google updated its search results so that "propaganda" no longer appears.

Perhaps not coincidentally, feminist comic Samantha Bee called "Unplanned" an "anti-choice propaganda movie" during a recent "Full Frontal" episode.

Anything else?

"Unplanned" also received an R-rating prior to its release for "some disturbing/bloody images" — which means that while a 15-year-old girl can get an abortion without parental consent, she can't enter a theater to watch "Unplanned" without a parent or guardian.

Glenn Beck last week sat down with Abby Johnson — the former Planned Parenthood clinic director who became a pro-life activist and is the subject of "Unplanned." Check out their conversation:

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