This is huge news. Twitter reversed course and will now allow pro-life congresswoman Marsha Blackburn to promote her ad referencing the Planned Parenthood scandal involving baby body parts. Twitter had previously pulled the ad, calling it “inflammatory.”
“While we initially determined that a small portion of the video used potentially inflammatory language, after reconsidering the ad in the context of the entire message, we believe that there is room to refine our policies around these issues.”
While Twitter never took the video off its service entirely, it did block Blackburn’s campaign from promoting it. The company originally said Blackburn could resume promoting the ad if the “baby body parts line” was removed….
“It’s a real shame that this censorship happened in the first place,” said Andrea Bozek, a Blackburn spokeswoman. “While Marsha is disappointed that they attempted to censor her pro-life record, we are pleased they have reconsidered their decision. This is just the latest example of Marsha’s leadership. She will never back down from standing up for our conservative values.”