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7 Times Social Media Sites Censored Conservatives

7 Times Social Media Sites Censored Conservatives

Pro-Life Ad by Marsha Blackburn on Twitter

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn speaks at Proclaim 18, the National Religious Broadcasters' (NRB) International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 2, 2018. | Photo: National Religious Broadcasters

In Oct. 2017, Twitter censored an ad by Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee that denounced Planned Parenthood.

The 3-minute long video ad featured Rep. Blackburn announcing her campaign for the Senate, noting she was "100 percent pro-life" and that she "fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts — Thank God."

Blackburn's comment was in reference to her leading of a select House committee that investigated Planned Parenthood after pro-life activists released a widely seen series of videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood executives discussing illegally profiting off of the sale of aborted fetal parts.

Soon after their decision was made public and received much backlash, Twitter announced that they were changing course and allowing the ad on their platforms.

"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," explained a Twitter spokesperson to the website Recode.

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