“Twitter is barring a top Republican Senate candidate from advertising her campaign launch video on the service because a line about her efforts to investigate Planned Parenthood was deemed “inflammatory,'” Politico reported yesterday afternoon.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is running for Sen. Bob Corker’s seat in the Senate, as he has chosen not to seek reelection in 2018. Blackburn announced her intention to run via social media last week. Her announcement video refers to her work leading the House Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood, which investigated claims of potential illegal fetal tissue sales by Planned Parenthood and others: “I fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts. Thank God.”
.@Twitter shut down our video ad, claiming it’s “inflammatory” & “negative.” Join me in standing up to Silicon Valley → RETWEET our message! pic.twitter.com/K3w4AMgW6i
— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) October 9, 2017
“Twitter decided the line violated its ad policies, according to an email obtained by POLITICO. A Twitter spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a request for comment. The video is still on Twitter, but the campaign is barred from paying to promote it.”