Filmmaker Says Amazon Pulled His Documentary from Prime Video over Its Pro-Life Content
A pro-life filmmaker says his documentary was wrongly pulled from Amazon Prime Video for its content.
Marcus Pittman’s “Babies are Still Murdered Here” film released in October, but Pittman says Amazon removed the movie because of poor reviews and complaints. Pittman, however, says the film received overwhelmingly positive reviews, The Christian Post reports.
“The movie has really good reviews,” Pittman said. “It has … over 340 reviews on Amazon. Most of them — 90 percent of them — are 5-star reviews.”
But Pittman says Amazon removed the movie because of its content.
“I realized that if you go and read the reviews of the movie … their AI [artificial intelligence] categorizes the reviews based on keywords that are pulled out from the customer reviews,” he said. “Some of those keywords were words, like ‘pro-life,’ ‘end abortion,’ ‘pro-life movement.’ And that, to me, is the only reason why they … would remove the movie.
“So, I think there is a lot of bias against Christianity that we’re going to see more and more on Amazon; especially as they grow.”
Amazon has faced criticism for reportedly censoring some products.
Last year, Amazon reportedly removed books by authors that described how Jesus helped stop their same-sex attraction.
Amazon is also not allowing some conservative groups to participate in its AmazonSmile program. The program allows .5 percent of select items’ purchase price to be donated to a nonprofit group of the customer’s choice.
The Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council are reportedly not allowed to be part of the AmazonSmile program.
The Southern Poverty Law Center works with Amazon. The center has called both the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council “hate groups.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R.-Fla., told Bezos in a Capitol Hill hearing that Amazon is letting the SPLC “dictate” the AmazonSmile program.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.