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Twitter blocks Senate candidate from advertising false claim about Planned Parenthood

Twitter blocks Senate candidate from advertising false claim about Planned Parenthood

The video, which can still be seen in Blackburn's Twitter feed, was part of her recently-launched bid to succeed Sen. I fought Planned Parenthood, and we stopped the sale of baby body parts.

But a Twitter representative told the Blackburn campaign that Twitter blocked the ad from being promoted, calling it "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction", the Associated Press reported Monday.

This is the same Twitter, by the way, that had no qualms about selling over $250,000 in ads to the conspiracy-peddling Kremlin propaganda organ Russia Today during the 2016 election and continues to allow them to advertise on the site to this day. "Republicans will be nominating people who are running to the extreme, far right on issues that impact people's lives like health care, infrastructure, taxes, and civil rights". Bob Corker, also a Republican, who will retire from his seat in 2018. Silicon Valley elites are trying to impose their values on us.

Blackburn's says: "I'm 100 percent pro-life".

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

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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". Videos that were released by pro-life activist David Daleiden clearly revealed that Planned Parenthood engages in the illegal sale of body parts harvested from murdered babies.

In an email obtained by Politico, Twitter announced to Targeted Victory, the consulting firm running the Blackburn campaign's social media, that while the ad would be allowed to remain on the website, the campaign would be blocked from paying to promote it.

While Blackburn's claim may be factually incorrect-a number of states, including Texas, Georgia, Kansas and Florida all concluded the organization had followed all legal requirements in donating fetal tissue-it is not clear what Twitter may have found so objectionable about the video to block it. 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 abortion group and their allies, however, continue to assert the videos of PP employees talking about this - that were recorded undercover - were deceptively edited and make false claims.

"Planned Parenthood was compassionate, they were nonjudgmental, and they were there for me", the woman said.