Here’s something you don’t see everyday: a Silicon Valley platform, whose revenue is based on advertising, has shunned a political advertisement because it’s “inflammatory.” The company is Twitter, and the buyer was Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican of Tennessee.
The micro-blogging service on Monday took down a Blackburn campaign video ad that said, “I fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts, thank God.” In the advertisement, Blackburn also announces her 2018 Senate bid to replace retiring Republican Bob Corker.
Blackburn tweeted that “@Twitter shut down our video ad, claiming it’s ‘inflammatory & ‘negative.'” The video is is blanketing Twitter and social media now, but Twitter has solely blocked the ability to pay to promote the advertising campaign.
Twitter hasn’t removed Blackburn’s tweet or other tweets from people who link to the video.
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