SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser said they were "encouraged that Twitter reconsidered its censorship of Rep. Blackburn's pro-life ad". "But the question is: should divisive political or issue ads run?"
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg says Twitter was wrong to block a campaign advertisement for Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee.
U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn said she is "100 percent pro-life" in a campaign video that was temporarily removed from Twitter's paid advertising platform. In the ad, Blackburn heralded her work to stop "the sale of baby body parts", a reference to her investigation into Planned Parenthood's reported practice of "donating" body parts, obtained through abortion, in return for monetary compensation.
The social media giant said "baby body parts" is "deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction" - and for that the ad was yanked. "Social media and Twitter are important platforms, but the liberal left can not continue to think they have the right to censor free speech - especially with campaign messages with which they disagree".
In January, the committee made several criminal and regulatory referrals to state and federal officials regarding Planned Parenthood and other groups that were said to be involved in the baby parts trade.
Australian Smith leads by one at CIMB Classic
Thailand's Poom, who made six of his seven birdies on the front nine, said: "I played without any expectations". PGA Tour event after the first round for the first time in 64 starts.
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On Oct. 9, Twitter suspended advertisements purchased by Blackburn's Senate campaign that included the video. "Twitter has significant power as a media channel to influence public opinion, and just as with Representative Blackburn, they have no business silencing the pro-life voice". Following additional reviews of Blackburn's video when she complained publicly about the initial block, Twitter chose to allow the "campaign ad to be promoted on our ads platform" despite initially determining "a small portion of the video used potentially inflammatory language".
"The content's really important", she added, "but so are the ads because when Twitter took down the ad, they said well she can run the free content but she can't run the ad but we all know her ability to get that message out does depend on having access to ads which is why we allow, why we allow issue-based ads even when they're hard".
In a campaign email, Blackburn seized on what she perceived as politically motivated censorship, telling her supporters that "Silicon Valley is in the pocket of the liberal establishment, but our conservative revolution is going to keep on winning".
"Twitter probably has the most vague policies of all social media platforms in the sense that what people can and cannot post" is relatively undefined, Girardier, creative director at Brentwood (Tenn.) Baptist Church, told BP. In fact, the Blackburn ad is running as a sponsored post on Facebook.
UFC on Fox 26, which goes down on December 16 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, now has a headliner - and it is absolute dynamite. Still, the night featured two future UFC champions in Woodley and current heavyweight titleholder Stipe Miocic.
New Yorkers can check the status of their voter registration and political party affiliation here or by calling 1-866-VOTE-NYC . Voters registering after October 30 need to go to their county's voter service and polling center to request a ballot.
Epic Games has announced that its controversial Battle Royale mode for Fortnite has already hit 10m players in just two weeks. Broom has been banned once and stated he's working on his own cheat for the game, and Vraspir was banned nine times.
The entertainment giant reported $1.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.05. Bernstein reaffirmed a "market perform" rating on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, September 12th.
Mr Harris's lawyer, S Lee Merritt, said his client did nothing wrong and authorities did not have probable cause to prosecute him. Twenty-year-old DeAndre Shakur Harris turned himself to the Charlottesville Police Department around 8:30 a.m.
Fires were set in the prison sewing plant and several employees were injured, according to the tweet. Elizabeth City is about 50 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia, and near North Carolina's Outer Banks.
HSBC in July announced its third share buyback in a year as well as rising profits, in a sign of its turnaround. Flint spent his first 14 years with HSBC in Asia, establishing an investment bank in the region.
If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone erupts again, we may have far less advance warning time than we thought. The swelling reservoir responsible for the uplift was too deep to create fears of imminent doom, Smith said.
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Trelleborg is the southernmost town in Sweden , about 33km from Malmo, and has a history of gang violence. Aron Tydén told local newspaper Expressen: 'I was at home at my computer when I heard a loud bang.
Arsene Wenger hits back at Paul Merson jibe
And Arsenal fans weren't buying it as social media lit up with furious fans condemning their former star's freakish statement. Former England midfielder and current Sky Sports panellist Paul Merson is back with another baffling statement.
Royal Mail and CWU having their day in court
More than 100 postal workers including Dave Ward, the CWU's general secretary, gathered outside the high court for the verdict. The Agenda for Growth is a balanced agreement which gives significant protections to Royal Mail employees.
Woman wins right to legally use sick leave to care for dog
However, the 12-year-old animal fell ill earlier this year, and had to have a tumour removed from her breast in February. Gianluca Felicetti, president of LAV, said the case had set an important precedent for animal lovers in Italy.