It’s like Twitter is begging to be regulated by the government (see Facebook, Twitter MASSIVELY Increase ‘Hate Speech’ Removal to Meet EU Demands). By now we’re all familiar with their censorship fetish, but they truly stepped it up today. Twitter decided to shut down a campaign announcement video because it was graphic and violated their terms of service. Just kidding. They removed it because they didn’t like what it said. Oh noes!
Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign announcement ad has been blocked by Twitter over a statement the abortion rights opponent makes about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research.
Blackburn, who is running for the seat being opened by the retirement of Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, boasts in the ad that she “stopped the sale of baby body parts.” A Twitter representative told the candidate’s vendors on Monday that the statement was “deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction:
Most likely a reference to the CMP videos (see New Planned Parenthood Video: How They Hide Sales of Baby Parts and EVIL: Abortion ‘Doctor’ Laughs While Describing Ripping Baby from the Womb…). You know the ones.
Twitter said the Blackburn campaign would be allowed to run the rest of the video if the flagged statement is omitted. While the decision keeps Blackburn from paying to promote the video on Twitter, it doesn’t keep it from being linked from YouTube and other platforms.
Blackburn took to Twitter to urge supporters to re-post her video and join her in “standing up to Silicon Valley.”
Here’s the “offensive” video:
So yeah, because Twitter didn’t like what she said, they are not letting an CONGRESSWOMAN RUNNING FOR U.S. SENATE run a video until she takes out the part they don’t like. This is pretty much the norm in 2017. And you thought Twitter was a platform on which you could share ideas. Silly you.
Quick question, can anyone name a major social media platform which honestly encourages the exchange of a diversity of ideas and opinions? I’ll be waiting…