Twitter Blocks Campaign Ad of Republican Congresswoman

Marsha Blackburn is a conservative Republican who first served in the Tennessee state Senate from 1999 to 2003, when she was elected to the US House of Representatives. When Sen. Bob Corker announced that he was retiring from the Senate, Blackburn announced that she would run for his Senate seat.

Blackburn took out a campaign ad on Twitter in which she covers many of the things she believes in including wanting to ban the sale of body parts from aborted babies. Twitter stepped in and banned her ad, stating that it could generate a strong negative reaction and they deemed it to be an inflammatory statement.

The only people who find it inflammatory or have a negative reaction are liberals, who are the same people who control Twitter, Facebook and Google.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn launched her Senate reelection bid — as so many people do — with a video explaining what she believes in. But she can’t use it as a campaign ad on Twitter.

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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. 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 is the same justification the company has used to block antiabortion ads before.

Blocking the video from becoming an advertisement limits its reach. But it doesn’t stop anyone from viewing it. Blackburn’s video is still up and running. So, while it may be objectionable as fodder for advertisement, it’s clearly not seen to be objectionable enough to take down from Twitter altogether. It can be shared by retweet, and since Blackburn’s campaign went public with its situation, the video has actually been retweeted more than 15,000 times

The ironic part of this is that it is ok for a regular tweet to be sent out with the same information on the sale of baby body parts, but not ok in the form of a paid ad. The reason is that a paid ad will be seen by more people and Twitter can’t allow more people to see one of the many horrors of the abortion industry that liberals fight so vehemently to defend.




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