Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted to a speech to a like-minded audience that his company essentially meddled in the Irish referendum on legalizing abortion by refusing to run advertisements by pro-life groups.
Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival in the Colorado resort town, he said that when Facebook saw the pro-life ad requests, the company contacted the Irish government and asked whether they should be allowed, reported PJ Media.
“Their response at the time was, ‘We don’t currently have a law, so you need to make whatever decision you want to make,'” Zuckerberg said.
“We ended up not allowing the ads.”
As WND reported one week ahead of the May 25, 2018, referendum, pro-life groups were charging Facebook and Google effectively were rigging the election by depriving opponents of the ability to dissent.
Irish voters ended up overturning a 1983 constitutional pro-life amendment.
Ireland has a population of roughly 4.7 million people, with 78 percent considering themselves Catholic, according to the 2016 census.