Marsha Blackburn demands Twitter apologize for trying to 'censor' pro-life ad

Twitter blocks Blackburn campaign from promoting video due to statement about ‘baby body parts

Blackburn announced last week that she will run for the U.S. Senate seat that incumbent Sen.

Twitter is suppressing a video from a Republican Senate candidate for mentioning Planned Parenthood's selling of baby body parts and her role in stopping it, calling it "inflammatory".

Twitter told the campaign Monday that it couldn't pay to promote the video as an advertisement, in which the Tennessee Republican claims that she stopped "the sale of baby body parts" - a reference to her opposition to fetal tissue research. The decision does not prevent the original video from being posted by Blackburn and others on Twitter. An ad, however, reaches people who have not actively sought out Blackburn's opinions by following her Twitter account, and therefore the company holds it to a different standard. "Corker, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)", who he supports and said is a strong supporter of the president.

"I'm 100 percent pro-life", Blackburn says in the campaign ad.

She also chaired a House panel investigating the use of fetal tissue for research following the 2015 release of a series of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood.

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"Blackburn tweeted that "@Twitter shut down our video ad, claiming it's 'inflammatory & 'negative.'" The video is blanketing Twitter and social media now, but Twitter has exclusively blocked the ability to pay to promote the advertising campaign.

Twitter has shut down Marsha Blackburn over an "inflammatory" campaign video.

Twitter said the video was "deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction", according to the Associated Press.

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. They maintain they never sold body parts but that the money received from their tissue donation program were for storage and transport costs and were thus legal. She also claims to have stopped Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care and sex education services, from selling baby body parts. In a fundraising email to her supporters, she claimed "I'm being censored for telling the truth".

Is this the only instance of Twitter blocking pro-life ads?

"It's something that people wanted to see shut down".

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