Twitter Bans Marsha Blackburn’s Campaign Announcement Video for Discussing PP Sale of Baby Body Parts
“deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction”
Heaven forbid we have a factual discussion about a government subsidized entity which was under Congressional investigation for selling baby body parts, that might be offensive! Or at least that was Twitter’s take.
Marsha Blackburn, Republican running to replace Corker’s soon to be vacated Senate seat in Tennessee found her campaign announcement video banned on Twitter.
Why? For one sentence discussing Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts.
If Blackburn wants to remove the line saying she “stopped the sale of baby body parts”, then, says Twitter, they’ll be glad to reinstate the video.
The AP reports:
Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign announcement ad has been blocked by Twitter over a statement the abortion rights opponent makes about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research.
Blackburn, who is running for the seat being opened by the retirement of Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, boasts in the ad that she “stopped the sale of baby body parts.” A Twitter representative told the candidate’s vendors on Monday that the statement was “deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction.
Twitter said the Blackburn campaign would be allowed to run the rest of the video if the flagged statement is omitted. While the decision keeps Blackburn from paying to promote the video on Twitter, it doesn’t keep it from being linked from YouTube and other platforms.
Blackburn took to Twitter to urge supporters to re-post her video and join her in “standing up to Silicon Valley.”
Blackburn was the chair of a Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research that earlier this year urged Congress to halt federal payments to the women’s health organization.
Glorify celebrities who shill for Planned Parenthood, protect “hate speech” (their phrase, not mine) directed at conservatives and conservatism, verify white supremacists and trolls, but by all means, ban the politician discussing Planned Parenthood’s underbelly.
[Insert “hope they’re ready for Trump 2020!” diatribe here. What a bunch of sorry censoring good-for-nothings, grumble grumble.]
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