After Blackburn announced her run for Senate last week, Twitter blocked the campaign announcement ad Monday, citing concerns that the ad's pro-life message might be offensive. "I fought Planned Parenthood, and we stopped the sale of baby parts, thank God", Blackburn says in her video. - A political advertisement for pro-life Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has been blocked by Twitter for statements about Planned Parenthood selling fetal body parts for medical research. Following additional reviews of Blackburn's video when she complained publicly about the initial block, Twitter made a decision to allow the "campaign ad to be promoted on our ads platform" despite initially determining "a small portion of the video used potentially inflammatory language". "Because we stood firm and Twitter reconsidered, and they are going to allow us to put my campaign announcement back up to push it out on their platform, which is exactly what we're going to do".
Blackburn, an eight-term congresswoman with a 100 percent pro-life voting record, had chaired the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives, which was created to investigate Planned Parenthood's alleged involvement in the sales of aborted baby body parts.
Ms. Rose said Twitter's censorship is unfair and shows extreme bias, considering that Twitter for many years has accepted advertising from Planned Parenthood, which receives most of its funding from the federal government and commits more than 328,000 abortions a year.
The practice of fetal tissue donation is legal in the United States if the donating company makes no profit off of the transaction.
"While we have observed that this censorship seems to be applied selectively to pro-life groups, Twitter's move has broad, chilling implications for all sorts of advocacy and political speech".
Some of the Live Action content that Twitter objected to was identical to the content in Ms. Blackburn's now-permitted advertising, so there's no longer a rational basis for it to ban Live Action's ads.
Facebook's chief operating officer said that Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn's campaign ad should not have been censored and barred from Twitter, because restricting speech for some people hurts everyone.
"Such heavy-handed tactics only backfire on those who use them".
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The institutional investors in our partner's database reported: 290.72 million shares, down from 295.21 million shares in 2017Q1. Among institutions that increased their positions, 71 were new positions. 48 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes.
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The company reported ($0.76) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.74) by $0.02. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold.
The average investment rating for BRCD on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong sell and 5 being a strong buy) is a 3.00 or a Hold. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) is another stock that is grabbing investors attention these days. (NASDAQ: BRCD ) for 197,204 shares.
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Doctor's rant on patient complaining about wait time goes viral
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Respawn Entertainment Teaming With Oculus For New Game
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