The highly-anticipated pro-life movie, "Unplanned," had their Twitter account suspended on Saturday. The sudden suspension caused a backlash from pro-life advocates who said it was not a coincidence that the suspension happened during the movie's opening weekend.
Twitter just suspended @UnplannedMovie during the weekend of its theatrical release.@jack why are they suspended? You’ve banned both my & @LiveAction account from all promotions simply bc we’re pro-life. Have you banned this account because it challenges your pro-abortion bias? pic.twitter.com/TBarDx2sU4— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) March 30, 2019
It wasn't until people began tweeting Twitter support and the social media company's CEO, Jack Dorsey, that people began to notice.
Why did @Twitter suspend @UnplannedMovie account?!— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) March 30, 2019
An anti-abortion movie debuting NATIONWIDE in theaters this weekend gets suspended?
Does Twitter support murdering babies?
Does Twitter NOT support saving babies? #prolife
Did Twitter suspend pro-life film @UnplannedMovie account?— Jack Posobiec ???? (@JackPosobiec) March 30, 2019
I’m curious. Why did Twitter shut down @UnplannedMovie account?— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) March 30, 2019
Twitter has suspended @UnplannedMovie and every major network other than Fox News will not run its advertisement's. Tell me again how the liberals do not have an iron grip on what you are allowed to see and hear.— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) March 30, 2019
Why did Jack and @Twitter suspend the @unplannedmovie account? They don’t want you to see this movie! Make your voices heard and tell your friends to go see the movie this weekend! #unplanned #unplannedmovie @_AshleyBratcher https://t.co/MzZbs2Oq3l— Mike Lindell (@realMikeLindell) March 30, 2019
I say this because I have seen so many other accounts of different ideological persuasion that DO violate TOS (sending death threats, doxxing, etc) that are allowed to remain up and active even after reporting.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 30, 2019
Jack may be genuine in wanting Twitter to operate fairly, but the company’s culture, as evidenced by the suspensions I’ve referenced, challenge that, or at least challenge how he wants to run the company.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 30, 2019
And literally as I typed the last Tweet @UnplannedMovie was restored, thankfully, as it’s their opening weekend. I hope @TwitterSupport looks into how stuff like this keeps happening. It can’t all be algorithms, can it?— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 30, 2019
Suddenly the account was reinstated.
“It wasn’t directly about this account," Twitter told Breitbart. “When an account violates the Twitter Rules, the system looks for linked accounts to mitigate things like ban evasion. In this case, on a second review, it was clear the account should not be affected by the other account’s suspension.
Thank you everyone for your support in letting @Jack & @Twitter know when our Unplanned Movie account was recently suspended without cause.— UnplannedMovie (@UnplannedMovie) March 30, 2019
We are back and excited for the great response we're getting in theaters this weekend.#grateful https://t.co/vTmhqoXIWm
According to movie executives, people "maliciously and falsely" reported their account to Twitter.