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Unplanned filmmaker testifies about social media censorship

WHAT The U.S. Senate’s Judicial Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), will host a hearing, titled “Stifling Free Speech: Technology Censorship and the Public Discourse,” which will address whether social media giant Twitter and other tech companies are censoring conservative speech, including the hit pro-life movie UNPLANNED.

WHO – Chuck Konzelman, co-director/producer/writer of UNPLANNED, will testify before the committee. Mr. Carlos Monje, Jr., director of public policy and philanthropy in the U.S. and Canada for Twitter; Neil Potts, public policy director for Facebook; Dr. Francesca Tripodi, assistant professor of sociology at James Madison University; the Honorable Marilyn Musgrave, vice president of government affairs for the Susan B. Anthony List; Robbie Parker, father of a Sandy Hook Victim; and Eugene Kontorovich, professor of law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, also will testify.

WHEN and WHERE – 2:30 p.m. ET today, Wednesday, April 10 at the Dirksen Senate Office Building 226 in Washington, D.C. The hearing also can be viewed live here.

ABOUT UNPLANNED – Abby Johnson was Planned Parenthood’s superstar. In eight years, she rose from college volunteer, to one of the youngest clinic directors, to Employee of the Year … then she assisted with an abortion. The inspiring new film — UNPLANNED — traces Johnson’s journey from staunch abortion advocate to standing side-by-side with the people who prayed for her spiritual transformation and facing the full, head-on attack of one of the most powerful organizations on Earth.

UNPLANNED continues to surprise industry experts, having pulled in $12.8 million at the box office thus far. Audience support continues to be strong, with word of mouth on social media providing support for the film as well as an unusual A+ rating from CinemaScore and a 92 percent positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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MORE INFORMATION – For more information, or to schedule an interview with a Chuck Konzelman, please contact Kevin Wandra of Carmel Communications: 404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com.

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