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Republican Representative Hails Twitter Decision To Allow Anti-Abortion Ad As 'First Senate Conservative Victory'
7 months ago

Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, an avid Trump supporter and anti-choice advocate, is doing a victory lap after Twitter reversed it's decision to ban a video in which Blackburn said she, “fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts, thank God.” Blackburn was using the video to launch her campaign to succeed Republican Sen. Bob Corker, who plans to retire at the end of his current term.


At first, Twitter claimed the words "baby body parts" were too inflammatory, and they removed the ads.

Twitter later explained their decision to allow the ads:

Our ads policies strive to balance protecting our users from potentially distressing content while allowing our advertisers to communicate their messages. Nowhere is this more difficult than in the realm of political advertising and the highly charged issues that are often addressed therein.
After further review, we have made the decision to allow the content in question from Rep. Blackburn’s campaign ad to be promoted on our ads platform. 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.

 

Blackburn had this to say about her campaign:

I know the left calls me a wing nut, or a knuckle-dragging conservative. And you know what? I say that's all right, bring it on.

And while anti-choice Twitter users were like:

Pro-choice Twitter users had this to say about Blackburn: