The social media giant Twitter is at it again censoring the content of ads from pro-life groups wanting to expose abortion. This time the victim is the Susan B. Anthony List.
As Majrorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA List, explains: “No advertiser is permitted to use the phrase ‘killing babies’. That’s what Twitter told us when they censored one of our videos.”
“Here’s what happened: We made a video ad for this year’s election for Virginia Attorney General, exposing the pro-abortion Democrat in the race, Mark Herring,” Dannenfelser told LifeNews. “A few days after we launched the ad, Twitter took it down.”
“It seems to us that Twitter should be less offended about what we’re saying about abortion, than what the Abortion Industry is actually doing to unborn babies,” she continued. “But it’s not just political ads Twitter is censoring. They even censored one of my tweets quoting – believe it or not – Mother Teresa! And it’s not just us who Twitter is censoring. They’ve been blocking ads from our friends at Live Action, and our pro-life ally Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.”
Dannenfelser tells LifeNews her group is not giving up.
“That’s why yesterday we launched a video ad in support of pro-life Ed Gillespie who is running for Governor of Virginia. And you better believe we’re running this ad on Twitter (as well as on Facebook and other websites), to inform pro-life Virginians of what’s at stake in this election,” she said.
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Leading pro-life advocates have also been fighting Apple on censorship as well as Facebook. Dannenfelser says pro-life advocates need to stay vigilant.
“In the 21st century, reaching people on platforms like Twitter is essential. But unfortunately, many of these big tech companies are run by pro-abortion advocates who censor pro-life speech from their platforms,” she said. “Thankfully Twitter backed down and allowed Marsha Blackburn to continue running her ad. But they haven’t responded yet to our requests to stop the censorship.”