Accuracy in Media

Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s (R.-Tenn.) Senate campaign announcement video was blocked by Twitter because it was “deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction,” according to a report Monday from the Associated Press.

The video in question, which Blackburn was paying Twitter to promote, said she fought Planned Parenthood and “stopped the sale of baby body parts,” a reference to the organization accepting reimbursement for the cost of providing fetal tissue for medical research — a practice they have now ended.

Twitter said Blackburn would be able to promote her video if she deleted the statement from the video.

Instead, Blackburn tweeted out the video with this message:

.@Twitter shut down our video ad, claiming it’s “inflammatory” & “negative.” Join me in standing up to Silicon Valley? RETWEET our message

Twitter may have done Blackburn a favor.  Not only did she save money by not paying Twitter to promote her video, she has received more attention for it because of Twitter’s actions. The tweet has since been retweeted more than 14,000 times.

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  • Richard Schmidt

    Marsha Blackburn deserves kudos. CNN considers that putting Planned Parenthood out of the human parts “ranching” business is somehow “inflamatory”. Many in our country, some say the majority, consider that taxpayer support of infanticide smacks of Sanger oriented Fascism.

  • J. Glenn

    Democrats (mostly Marxist immigrants from Europe) claim World War II saved humanity from tyranny. So these socialist guidelines should allow for a few A-bombs to be dropped on Silicon Valley and Manhattan, which proudly lent its name to the Los Alamos project. This incident reminds me of a NYC billboard that was banished because its message was one of unvarnished truth: “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.”

  • samo war