|In September, Verizon refused to approve a pro-choice group for a text message program. Verizon claimed the right to block any content “that, in its discretion, may be seen as controversial or unsavory.”
Then the pro-choice group joined forces with a pro-life group and the two groups started banging the drum about Verizon censoring free speech. Verizon issued an apology.
The company blamed the blocking on a “dusty internal policy,” while still reserving the right to block text messages in the future at its discretion.