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(LifeSiteNews) — Far-left internet giant Google banned conservative educational application Prager University (PragerU) from its app store on the basis of one of Big Tech’s favorite labels for conservative content: “hate speech.”

The brainchild of conservative commentator Dennis Prager, PragerU produces short videos on a wide range of political, cultural, and historical topics geared toward articulating conservative views and correcting popular left-wing misconceptions. On May 14, it published Dear Infidels: A Warning to America, a short documentary about the “rise of anti-American rhetoric and violence in cities and universities,” featuring “first-hand accounts from those who escaped Islamic rule and have come to warn America.”

On June 7, PragerU announced via X that it had been removed from the Google Play Store, allegedly for violating the “Hate Speech policy” with content “asserting that a protected group is inhuman, inferior or worthy of being hated.” The notice does not identify where or how the documentary does so.

“According to Google, sharing the stories of a former Palestinian refugee, an Arab Muslim born in Israel, and brave U.S. Navy SEALs who witnessed the horrors of Muslim extremism constitutes ‘hate speech,’” PragerU says. “This is a blatant attempt to silence truth and censor speech.”

This is not the first time left-wing Big Tech platforms have penalized PragerU. In 2017, Prager attempted to sue Google-owned YouTube for falsely labeling hundreds of videos inappropriate for children, though the case was eventually dismissed in 2020. That year, leading social network Facebook restricted the nonprofit based on a left-wing “fact-check” of a video disputing the anthropogenic global warming narrative. In 2021, alternative video platform JW Player bowed to left-wing pressure to drop PragerU without citing a specific reason.

Google, the global leader in online video, web searching, and numerous communication and productivity tools, has long been notorious not only for its strong left-wing bias but for its willingness to use its considerable influence to mold public opinion, including by manipulating its platforms’ various metrics such as search results. 

The company also has a history of discriminating against certain content on the basis of political viewpoint on topics such as abortion, gender, COVID-19, climate change, and election integrity, including acting directly against LifeSiteNews on numerous occasions.

In February, media analysis firm AllSides Technologies Inc. found that 63 percent of Google News search results were from left-wing or left-leaning sources as opposed to just 6 percent that were right-wing or right-leaning and 16 percent in the political center. A month later, 16 Republican state attorneys general successfully pressured YouTube to remove “misleading” disclaimers from accurate pro-life videos about abortion pills.

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