Twitter Censors Trump Campaign As The President Conducts A Historical First
On Friday, President Trump conducted a historical first and in honor of that, his campaign released a video that was censored by Twitter.
A few hours before the President arrived as the first President to attend the annual March for Life, his campaign posted a video showing couples with newborns and a pregnant woman looking at an ultrasound of her baby.
“Life is the greatest miracle of all. We see it in the eyes of every new mother who cradles that wonderful, innocent, and glorious newborn child in her loving arms,” Trump says in the video. “Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.”
That was too much for Twitter and they flagged the video as “sensitive material,” even though there was no sexual, violent, or hateful imagery.
Here are the rules defined by twitter:
“You may not post media that is excessively gory or share violent or adult content within live video or in profile or header images. Media depicting sexual violence and/or assault is also not permitted.”
The Trump campaign responded and accused Twitter of censorship.
“Twitter’s censorship of the video launching President Trump’s pro-life coalition is a perfect example of the left stomping on any idea they don’t like,” spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said. “This video shows children and families and highlights the sanctity of life. President Trump is the most pro-life President ever and his support for unborn children cannot be silenced.”
Videos about abortion are normally not flagged for example, this Planned Parenthood video depicting women who are glad they had an abortion was not flagged.
Ylonda. Nick. Hannah. Brittany. Four people living full and empowered lives because they had the freedom to access abortion. Their stories are a call for compassion and self determination. Watch the full film: https://t.co/7DsppFvVNP #OursToTell pic.twitter.com/XVlHDUZdqB
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) January 23, 2020
The Washington Free Beacon reported that this isn’t the first time a pro-life message has not been censored by twitter:
Friday’s episode is not the first time social media platforms have removed or hidden pro-life messages. In June, Twitter banned activist Lila Rose from posting videos on the site. In 2018, Facebook blocked pro-life organizations from advertising on the site.
A Twitter spokeswoman said the video was flagged “in error” and they fixed it.
President Trump speaking at the March for Life was one of the biggest moments in pro-life history and twitter decided to censor it. Meanwhile, the President did not disappoint and if you missed it you can watch his speech here.