Rep. Marsha Blackburn's campaign announcement pulled from Twitter


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 reportedly said the rest of Blackburn's video would be allowed to be promoted, as long as the flagged statement was taken out. 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. 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".

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. "Join me in standing up to the liberal elite". Blackburn and other conservatives have previously made claims about Planned Parenthood's practices, but a series of investigations cleared the organization and found that a report produced by Blackburn and her team contained multiple inaccuracies.

The congressional investigative panel was called for following the release of undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) in summer of 2015 which appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting of unborn baby parts for profit. Twitter told the Blackburn campaign that the ad was "deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction", campaign spokeswoman Andrea Bozek told The Washington Post. This time, they censored Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's political ad where she touted her pro-life stance.

Twitter takes down GOP lawmaker's campaign ad
Twitter blocks Senate candidate from advertising false claim about Planned Parenthood

The Blackburn campaign did not respond to request for comment regarding Twitter's decision to remove the ad.

In the video, Rep. Blackburn (R-Tenn.) brags about her concealed carry permit, claims to be in favor of Trump's "immigration ban", despite the fact that the president never proposed any such thing (it was more a "Muslim ban"), and criticizes sitting Republican senators for acting "like Democrats or worse".

Demonstrating their bias towards Planned Parenthood, the social media giant informed the Blackburn campaign that if her sentence about Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of babies is removed, the ad can be run on their platform.

Watch Blackburn's inflammatory video below. Spokespersons for Planned Parenthood denied illegal conduct.

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