Evaluating Platform Abortion-Related Speech Policies: Were Platforms Prepared for the Post-Dobbs Environment?

Authors: Clara Martiny, Francesca Visser, Isabel Jones

Published: 11 October 2022

In this multi-platform study, ISD evaluates the actions taken by four major social media platforms to protect their users from abortion care misinformation and the promotion of dangerous products on the platforms; explores the scale and reach of abortion-related misinformation – particularly leading up to Roe v. Wade being overturned; and identifies the strategies and platform features that allow platforms to monetize abortion-related misinformation.