A group of far-left abortion activists are demanding that Twitter prevent pro-life activists from “promoting” their tweets.
Reproaction, an organization dedicated to “increasing abortion access,” launched a controversial petition, demanding that Twitter steamroll over pro-life voices.
“Tell Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, to stop bending Twitter’s policy to aide anti-abortion lies. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was originally denied advertisement on Twitter for falsely claiming that Planned Parenthood sold “baby body parts.”
Allowing advertisers to outright lie to the public is not only bad business practice, it’s also illegal as stated by the Federal Trade Commission. Yet, Twitter not only reinstated Blackburn’s ad the same day, Twitter’s senior strategist on public policy Nick Pickles apologized to her during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
“Our decision to halt Congresswoman Blackburn’s campaign launch advertisement was a mistake and when it was brought to our attention we in fact rectified it the same day. We apologized to her campaign at the time and would like to apologize to her again today,” said Pickles.
Not only is this dangerous, but it sets a precedent that abortion opponents can advertise outrageous, inflammatory claims against abortion providers without evidence. We demand that Dorsey uphold Twitter’s ad policy which states “Ads making misleading or deceptive claims are prohibited.”
It’s unclear how many signers the petition, posted to ActionNetwork.org, has. It’s also unclear if Twitter, which has been dinged in the past for silencing conservatives, would turn down money from “promoted” tweets, just because they opposed abortion.