Twitter bans 'inflammatory' Republican anti-abortion campaign ad

Marsha Blackburn

Blackburn's announcement of her intention to run for U.S. Senate in 2018 to replace current Sen.

This is the same Twitter, by the way, that had no qualms about selling over $250,000 in ads to the conspiracy-peddling Kremlin propaganda organ Russia Today during the 2016 election and continues to allow them to advertise on the site to this day.

Blackburn has served in the House for almost 15 years, so it's a bit of a stretch for her to run on Trump's "drain the swamp" message. Bob Corker's seat in Tennessee that featured a false assertion that she was part of an effort that "stopped the sale of baby body parts". She also called out "Silicon Valley elites" in the message.

"I am just doubling down on the fact that yes, I am pro-life and I stand by my message", she added.

Twitter has reportedly pulled a campaign ad off its platform that spoke about Planned Parenthood negatively.

After the undercover videos were released by David Daleiden, supporters of Planned Parenthood claimed that fetal tissue aids in research into Down syndrome and other issues.

A Senate campaign video ad by Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is being blocked by Twitter, due to an "inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction".

But since Twitter only objected to Blackburn's line evoking "a strong negative reaction", she was able to claim that she is being persecuted for her pro-life views. "If this is omitted from the video it will be permitted to serve".

Naturally, conservatives were quick to come to Blackburn's defense, taking the opportunity to promote her video, revive the Planned Parenthood debate, and allege that conservatives are being silenced.

It is also worth noting that it is legal to provide fetal tissue to researchers as long as no profit is made, a practice that Planned Parenthood does admit to as it is not illegal and it provides valuable material for research into a number of medical conditions.

Her campaign Twitter account asked people to promote the video (for free), saying, "join me in standing up to Silicon Valley".

"I am appalled by Twitter's attempt to censor my pro-life record, and I believe that the entire pro-life community deserves an apology and explanation for their actions", Blackburn said in a statement on Tuesday.

Twitter took down a campaign ad from Rep. Planned Parenthood said the videos were deceptively edited.

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