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Four of the world’s biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has a track record of inaccuracies and routinely labels conservative organizations as “hate groups.”

Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter all work with or consult the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in policing their platforms for “hate speech” or “hate groups,” a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.

A Facebook rep told the DCNF that Facebook consults with a myriad of outside organizations from across the political spectrum, and "emphasized that Facebook’s definition of “hate group” is distinct from the SPLC’s definition."

Among the conservative groups labeled by SPLC as "hate groups" are the Alliance for Defending Freedom, the Family Research CouncilAct for America, and PragerU.

Meanwhile, as Far Left Watch points out, SPLC has neglected to label several "overtly violent extremist organizations" as hate groups or extremist groups.

Among those groups are Redneck Revolt, Red Guards of Austin, and Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM).

Redneck Revolt is a self-described “above ground militant formation”advocates for class war and "armed struggle" against fascists.

The Red Guards Austin is a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist militia group that actively recruits students at the University of Texas. And the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is an armed far-left antifa group that holds routine training workshops at their Brooklyn, NY, branch.

The SPLC's extreme left-wing bias is well known so it's a mystery why any media outlet would want to maintain any kind of consulting relationship with them.

Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter don't just discredit themselves with conservative readers by using the SPLC. They discredit themselves with all fair-minded people.

 

One more thing...

...and then I'm calling it quits for the weekend.

Depression is about the worst thing a person can experience, for reasons others here at PJMedia have detailed this week. I won't try to improve on what they've said, or bore you with a recap.

But while suicide can be understandable, given the ravages of clinical depression, it is still the most carelessly reckless thing a human being can do: Escaping their own pain by depositing it directly on those who loved them and needed them the most.

That's an unforgivable and cruel thing to do -- and not something I care to write about at length. So if my Anthony Bourdain piece this morning seemed too sunny, please keep what I've written here in mind, too.

Today's Internet Health Quiz:

Here's the quiz: why would there be a conflict between an operation for a "benign kidney condition" and a four-hour procedure with a recommendation against travel.

Answer: Trump said it.

Let's get real here. Republicans passed (and the president signed) a budget bill granting Planned Parenthood — the largest abortion provider in America — $500 MILLION in taxpayer funding. That's $500 million to an organization that kills 300k human children every year. Not only that, Planned Parenthood is one of the top political spenders in the nation. Free Beacon:

The revenue stream gives the organization more leeway to supporting political spending through campaign contributions, while curbing enthusiasm among pro-life voters to turn out for Republican candidates. Planned Parenthood was the 20th-largest outside spender in 2016, shelling out more than $15 million in 2016 in addition to $4 million in contributions with nearly all of the money going to oppose Republicans. Planned Parenthood Votes, the group's super PAC, spent $12.7 million in 2016 and has already spent $130,000 on the 2018 cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, a 501(c)4 nonprofit, shelled out $1.46 million in outside spending in 2016 and has spent $908,567 in 2018.

What this boils down to is that Republicans are funding Planned Parenthood's efforts to destroy the GOP, the president, and every pro-life candidate in the nation. A sane Republican party would shut this down immediately. Would have shut it down the minute they got control of all three branches of the government. There's no reason an organization with a $1.46 billion revenue stream needs taxpayer funding to the tune of 40 percent of their annual budget. Planned Parenthood rakes in a cool $532 million in donations every year. Enough is enough. Make the baby-killing fanatics pay their own way from now on. The Republicans' lack of resolve on this issue is nothing short of scandalous.