The chief operating officer for Facebook has come out and ripped Twitter for censoring GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s campaign ad.
After Blackburn announced that she would run for Corker’s seat in Tennessee her campaign ad was initially blocked by Twitter. Twitter’s reasoning was that her pro-life ad might be offensive.
In the ad Blackburn said:
“I’m 100 percent pro-life,” Blackburn said in her campaign video, adding that she fought and won against Planned Parenthood so that fetal body parts can’t be sold in her state. Blackburn’s reference to fetal tissue was “deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction,” according to a Twitter representative.
After getting a ton of backlash Twitter reversed its decision and has allowed the ad on their platform.
Despite this, it did not stop Sheryl Sandberg Facebook’s chief operating officer (who is a longtime abortion advocate) from speaking out and said on Thursday, “When you cut off speech for one person, you cut off speech for all people.”
People are also calling for a boycott of Twitter on Friday because actress Rose McGowan’s account was suspended for “violating its terms and policies.” The actress was speaking out against Harvey Weinstein and her tweets were encouraging more victims to come forward.
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