Twitter changes tune on Rep. Marsha Blackburn's campaign ad, reports say
Twitter is changing its tune when it comes to Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's campaign ad, multiple media outlets report.
Fox News reported Blackburn confirmed Twitter will allow her ad to be promoted on the social media site.
"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." - Twitter said in a statement published by WBIR.
This comes after Blackburn demanded an apology from Twitter for the entire pro-life community.
“I am appalled by Twitter’s attempt to censor my pro-life record, and I believe that the entire pro-life community deserves an apology and explanation for their actions. I have spent my entire career fighting to protect and honor life, and I refuse to allow an organization whose stated mission is to ‘provide information instantly, without barriers’ the ability to silence our efforts to protect the unborn.” - Rep. Blackburn
Twitter initially pulled the ad for what it called "inflammatory statements." Blackburn in the ad boasts that she "stopped the sale of baby body parts." Twitter found that statement to be inflammatory and "likely to evoke a strong negative reaction."
Blackburn is running for Sen. Bob Corker's seat.