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Eric Cochran is a pro-life activist and software engineer. Eric studied computer science at Georgia Tech before beginning his career as an Android software engineer in San Francisco, writing open-source code that is used in most major Android apps and speaking at international conferences.

In San Francisco, Eric joined Pro-Life San Francisco to be a direct-action pro-life activist in a crucial part of the country. For fun, Eric performed in improv theater on the house team of a local theater.

While at Pinterest, Eric discovered the hidden censorship of the pro-life organization Live Action and other conservative groups. To expose this Big Tech censorship, Eric took the proof to Project Veritas for the public to see. Eric now works with more insiders to blow the whistle on corruption.

Project Veritas received and published documents from Eric Cochran our Insider at Pinterest. The documents, included product code, Slack messages, and internal policies, reveal terms and websites that Pinterest apparently censors.

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Said Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe:

“The documents we obtained raise questions about whether or not these tech companies really operate like neutral platforms, as opposed to publishers with editorial agendas.”

Project Veritas reviewed the “Sensitive Terms List” and discovered that Christianity related terms like “christian easter” and “bible verses” were marked as “brand unsafe.”

Another document Project Veritas received was a screenshot where a Pinterest manager instructed others to monitor the platform for “white supremacist” content from individuals like conservative commentators Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens.

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Insider Eric Cochran explained to Project Veritas that Pinterest also “hides” materials from users on their home screen and in search results.

Eric Cochran was the recipient of a 2019 IMPACT Award for his contribution to the movement and his evidence of bias was so devastating to Pinterest that their Silicon Valley friend YouTube removed the investigation to help cover for them.

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Eric Cochran joined Tucker Carlson to share his story:

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About Project Veritas

Project Veritas is a non-profit investigative news organization conducting undercover reporting. Project Veritas investigates and exposes corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions to achieve a more ethical and transparent society. Project Veritas is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.