Twitter Blocks Anti-Abortion Rep From Promoting 'Inflammatory' Campaign Ad

Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn Campaign Announcement Video for 'Inflammatory' Pro-Life Message

The social media platform said Blackburn could run the rest of her ad if the portion of her claiming she stopped the sale of "baby body parts" were taken out of it. Regarding Twitter, Blackburn said they offered to reinstate her ad if she "removed the pro-life language", to which she said "you're doubling down on censoring me, so I'm doubling down on my pro-life message". "Republicans will be nominating people who are running to the extreme, far right on issues that impact people's lives like health care, infrastructure, taxes, and civil rights".

Congresswoman Blackburn is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Bob Corker.

"Twitter shut down our announcement video ad, claiming it was "inflammatory" & 'negative.' Silicon Valley should not be allowed to impose their values on us", she wrote on Facebook.

"I'm 100 percent pro-life". Blackburn and other conservatives have previously made claims about Planned Parenthood's practices, but a series of investigations cleared the organization and found that a report produced by Blackburn and her team contained multiple inaccuracies.

Blackburn's "baby parts" comment is a reference to videos that allegedly show abortion providers talking about selling fetal tissue from aborted fetuses for scientific research purposes.

If anything, Twitter has probably encouraged Republican midterm candidates to throw some unproven, inflammatory statements into the ads.

According to the Associated Press, Twitter told vendors for the campaign that the statement was "inflammatory", and stopped the ad from being promoted on the service. However, she did not prove that anyone was breaking the law by selling "baby body parts", or enact new fetal tissue laws.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) weighed in on Twitter's decision to shut down her pro-life campaign ad as she launches a run for the Senate. They edited the videos to make it appear as if Planned Parenthood employees were interested in this deal. The company is Twitter, and the buyer was Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican of Tennessee.

Blackburn told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade she was stunned that Twitter would "censor a political ad" simply because it carried a pro-life message.

The accusations against Planned Parenthood began after anti-abortion activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt pretended to work for a biomedical company that wanted to buy fetal tissue.



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