In a video entirely composed of Deplorable-friendly mantras, it was Blackburn's reference to having "fought Planned Parenthood and ... stopped the sale of baby body parts" that Twitter considered to be a bridge too far.
Twitter blocked Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign from promoting her announcement video due to a statement she makes about "baby body parts", The Associated Press reported. The decision does not prevent the original video from being posted by Blackburn and others on Twitter.
Blackburn, a self-described "hardcore conservative", is running to replace Sen.
What's more, the Blackburn development follows an awakening of sorts from Silicon Valley, in which it has decided that it won't do business with parties it doesn't like.
"I'm 100 percent pro-life". But she can't use it as a campaign ad on Twitter.
Is this the only instance of Twitter blocking pro-life ads?A Twitter representative reportedly told Blackburn's team that the "baby parts" comment was "deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction".
According to the AP, a Twitter representative told Blackburn's vendors that the candidate's remark had been "deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction".
Blackburn tweeted for her followers to join her in "standing up to Silicon Valley", by retweeting the ad. However, she did not prove that anyone was breaking the law by selling "baby body parts", or enact new fetal tissue laws.
Blackburn alleges in a Monday fundraising email that she is being censored by Twitter.
The heavily-edited videos showed Planned Parenthood employees discussing the transfer of tissue from aborted fetuses from the organization to research laboratories. Blackburn asked. "Twitter can go out there and allow all of this showing "take a knee" during the national anthem but they will not allow a pro-life, pro-woman, pro-baby 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.