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Twitter Reconsiders, Allows Marsha Blackburn to Promote 'Inflammatory' Pro-Life Campaign Video

Twitter Reconsiders, Allows Marsha Blackburn to Promote 'Inflammatory' Pro-Life Campaign Video

The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S. | Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid

After censoring Rep. Marsha Blackburn's campaign video advertisement over "inflammatory" pro-life language on Monday, Twitter announced Tuesday that will allow the Tennessee Republican to promote her introductory Senate campaign video on the social media platform.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) at the Susan B. Anthony List Campaign for Life Gala and Summit, Washington, D.C., March 12, 2014. | (Credit: The Christian Post/Sonny Hong)

"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," a Twitter spokesperson told the technology news website Recode.

"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. We have notified Rep. Blackburn's campaign of this decision."

The video in question is Blackburn's nearly three-minute-long video announcement that she is running for retiring Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker's seat. In the video, Blackburn declares that she is a "hardcore, card carrying Tennessee conservative" and that she is "100 percent pro-life."

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