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Twitter Suspends Unplanned Movie Account, Refuses to Let Twitter Users Follow the Account

Kayla Koslosky | ChristianHeadlines.com Editor | Monday, April 1, 2019
Twitter Suspends <em>Unplanned</em> Movie Account, Refuses to Let Twitter Users Follow the Account

Twitter Suspends Unplanned Movie Account, Refuses to Let Twitter Users Follow the Account

On the weekend of its release, the Unplanned movie was suspended from Twitter for reportedly violating the social media giant’s community standards.

Saturday afternoon, Lila Rose – the founder and President of the pro-life group Live Action – shared that the Unplanned movie Twitter account, which had just under 7,000 followers, was suspended. 

Rose wrote, “Twitter just suspended @UnplannedMovie during the weekend of its theatrical release.”

She questioned, “@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?”

According to CBN News, Twitter unsuspended the account upon “further review,” but this would not be the end of it. 

After reinstating the Unplanned account, the follower count jumped from just under 7,000 followers to nearly 200,000 followers. 

This number, however, would drastically change several hours later. Twitter users who had followed the account noticed that they were unfollowed by Unplanned and that they had unfollowed Unplanned, despite not unfollowing the account themselves.

Lila Rose noticed the dramatic jump and took to Twitter to find out, once again, what was going on. She wrote, “The @UnplannedMovie account just dropped from 170k+ followers to 25.5k followers in the last hour. What is going on @jack @Twitter?”

Patricia Heaton also noticed that she was not being allowed to follow the Unplanned account. She wrote, “Hey @jack- why aren’t you letting me follow @UnplannedMovie? I’ve tried eight times to support my friend @AbbyJohnsonand @Twitter won’t let me. Others are having the same issue. Please correct this. Thank you.”

Another person, Courtney Holland, shared a video to Twitter showing her following the movie’s account, leaving the page and immediately returning to it to find that she had somehow unfollowed it. 

She wrote, “What is going on with the @UnplannedMovie account @TwitterSupport??? I WAS following @UnplannedMovie and just saw that I wasn’t anymore. So I went to refollow and this keeps happening! Why won’t you let me follow this account @Twitter?”

Several hours later, the twitter account for the pro-life movie – which ranked fifth in the box office this past weekend – regained its lost followers, now amassing over 250,000 Twitter followers.

Now the account is lobbying for Twitter to verify it and to fairly represent it on the Twitter trending page.

Reportedly, Unplanned was trending on Twitter on Monday, but not showing up on the Twitter Trending page. The Unplannedmovie account wrote, “Apparently we're trending! ...without showing up on trends. #UnPlanned #whatshesawchangedeverything

Unplanned – which came out in theaters last weekend – tells the true story of a Planned Parenthood worker named Abby Johnson who, after seeing an abortion in the clinic, becomes a pro-life advocate.

Photo courtesy: PureFlix