Twitter reverses course, will allow Blackburn campaign to promote pro-life ad

Twitter reverses course, will allow Blackburn campaign to promote pro-life ad

While Blackburn complained that her anti-abortion stance had been unfairly censored by Twitter, the Republican lawmaker also utilized the incident to fundraise, telling potential donors that "Silicon Valley elites" had attempted to "impose their values".

Because the ad referenced "baby body parts," Twitter initially determined the "inflammatory" video violated its guidelines and prevented Blackburn's campaign from promoting. That's because the company reversed its previous decision to block Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn, a Republican representative from Tennessee hoping to replace Bob Corker, from promoting a campaign video on its advertising platform. "I fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts, thank God".

Twitter on Tuesday reversed course with a spokesperson saying that "after further review, we have made the decision to allow the content in question from Rep. Blackburn's campaign ad to be promoted on our ads platform", The Associated Press reported.

Earlier in the two-and-a-half-minute video, Blackburn claims that the "left calls me a wingnut or a knuckle-dragging conservative", criticizes the Senate's failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and affirms her support of Second-Amendment rights and the Trump Administration's immigration policies.

Ms. Rose said Twitter's censorship is unfair and shows extreme bias, considering that Twitter for many years has accepted advertising from Planned Parenthood, which receives most of its funding from the federal government and commits more than 328,000 abortions a year. Profiting from the sale of human body parts - including those of the unborn - is illegal in the United States. Planned Parenthood has since announced that it would no longer donate aborted fetal tissue for reimbursement. "Because we stood firm and Twitter reconsidered, and they are going to allow us to put my campaign announcement back up to push it out on their platform - which is exactly what we're going to do".

"This is our first Senate conservative victory", Blackburn boasted during a victory lap appearance on Wednesday's Fox & Friends when asked about Twitter's reversal.

"We are profoundly disappointed, but not surprised that Twitter continues to censor pro-life speech", said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life advocacy organization, Susan B. Anthony List, in a statement.

"According to Twitter", pro-life writer Matt Walsh responded on his own Twitter account, "it's more offensive to talk about Planned Parenthood killing babies than for Planned Parenthood to actually kill babies".

"Such heavy-handed tactics only backfire on those who use them".

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