PragerU
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6837

Excerpted from: BLACKLISTED? Guess Why Google Just Booted PragerU Out Of Its App Store by Gabriela Pariseau

Google just escalated its censorship of PragerU when it banned the organization’s app from the Google Play store Friday. 

Google accused PragerU of being a purveyor of so-called “hate speech” reportedly due to its recent documentary warning about radical Islam. “After a recent review, we found that your app PragerU [redacted] is not compliant with one or more of our Developer Program Policies,” Google claimed, according to screenshots posted by PragerU. The Big Tech giant cited “Content or speech asserting that a protected group is inhuman, inferior or worthy of being hated.”

What was so terrible about that video that Google had to ban PragerU from its entire app store? PragerU created a documentary called “Dear Infidels,” which gave those who have experienced the horrors of radical Islam the opportunity to tell their stories. 

“This is a warning about the significant threat that Radical Islam poses to the West. Watch first-hand accounts from those who escaped Islamic rule and have come to warn America,” PragerU founder and radio host Dennis Prager wrote in an X post
 

Google, however, did not take kindly to the exposé. “We don't allow apps that promote violence, or incite hatred against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation gender, gender identity or any other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization,” Google claimed in its removal notification to PragerU, according to screenshots. Strangely, YouTube is allowing the video and its trailers to remain on its platform for now.

PragerU is a member of the MRC Free Speech Alliance. 

Google did not immediately respond to MRC Free Speech America’s request for comment. It later reversed the ban, claiming it was an "error."

Editor's Note: PragerU was restored June 7 on the Google app store.

Excerpted from: "Google Coughs Up Lame Excuse As It Backtracks PragerU Ban"

When confronted by PragerU’s supporters -- and after pressure from media like MRC calling out the censorship -- Google claimed it had removed PragerU in error, according to The Washington Examiner. PragerU confirmed that Google reinstated its app after the platform corrected its alleged “‘error.’” “In an email from Google, they said our recently removed app is now available ‘after further re-review,'” PragerU posted on X (formerly known as Twitter).

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