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Associated Press Tweets (then Deletes) Abortion Activist Hashtag

Associated Press Tweets (then Deletes) Abortion Activist Hashtag

With a recent tweet about Texas Democrat Wendy Davis, the Associated Press included an activist’s hashtag along with its tweet of the news.

Davis, a Texas Democrat State Senator, made a name for herself at the end of June by filibustering a new Texas abortion bill that brought accolades from pro-abortion activists in Texas and across the country. Her supporters used the Twitter hashtag #StandWithWendy to support her on social media.

A hashtag is a short code meant to help Twitter users search for tweets with a specific message. It can be used for humor, advertising, political activism, or news aggregation.

As it tweeted a recent story about Davis, the Associated Press also included the hashtag activists have been using to rally behind Senator Davis:

The tweet has since been deleted.

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