Twitter FINALLY decides to censor someone; but who – and why – creates instant backlash

Twitter is making it clear that conservative opinions meet their criteria for “inflamatory speech.”

The social media giant’s bias showed when they decided to censor a campaign ad from Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who recently announced that she’s be running for the Senate seat being vacated by Bob Corker of Tennessee. They somehow managed to find that the ad violated their terms of conduct. Why? Because she released a campaign ad in which she made a statement about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research. “I’m 100% pro-life. I fought Planned Parenthood, and we stopped the sale of baby body parts — thank God.”

That was all the “inflammatory” language needed to get the video removed. You’d think the geniuses over at Twitter would be aware of the “Streisand Effect” (trying to remove a piece of information makes people more likely to seek it out), because the ad is now getting more attention than Blackburn could’ve ever imagined. She quickly re-posted the ad, and Twitter hasn’t yet dared to take it down a second time, thanks to all the outrage generated.

There weren’t many people out there who could understand why in the world the ad would be worth censoring, unless it’s the opinion that Twitter is uncomfortable with.

Heck, she wasn’t even being inflammatory, but rather reported the facts.

Whatever Twitter was thinking in censoring the ad, more people have seen it now than ever would have had they not tried to censor it in the first place.

[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]

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