Conservatives have warned for years about the growing anti-speech sentiment in Washington, a trend finding all too much comfort in Silicon Valley.
Twitter recently blocked Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., from promoting a campaign ad. Her “crime?” Being pro-life and attacking Planned Parenthood. The congresswoman claimed she had “fought Planned Parenthood” and “stopped the sale of baby body parts,” statements Twitter deemed too “inflammatory.” The company worried Blackburn’s pro-life stance would “evoke a strong negative reaction.”
Is that now the barometer for acceptable speech? If I may offend you, I deserve to be silenced?
Blackburn was certainly not the first pro-life victim of censorship. Live Action President Lila Rose was blocked from advertising on Twitter because she dared to criticize Planned Parenthood. Her ad, which accurately claimed that Planned Parenthood performs over 320,000 abortions a year, was also labeled “inflammatory.”
Read more at the Washington Examiner.