Facebook under fire for blocking House GOP candidate’s campaign ad

Facebook under fire for blocking House GOP candidate’s campaign ad Elizabeth Heng 822x479

There’s nothing profane, obscene or derogatory in the biographical campaign ad run by GOP House candidate Elizabeth Heng, but Facebook blocked it anyway over scenes of the Cambodian genocide, which her parents survived.

That was Friday, and a Heng spokeswoman said Monday that Facebook had yet to lift the ban, despite the rising tide of indignation on the right.

Ms. Heng attributed Facebook’s decision to revoke the ad, which was posted May 30, on anti-GOP bias, saying, “We’ve seen it over and over again with Republican candidates and organizations.”

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, also a California Republican, weighed in Monday by calling on the social media giant to #StopTheBias, saying, “Her family survived the Communist genocide in Cambodia and came to America. Now Facebook is blocking her story.”

Ms. Heng turned in a surprisingly strong showing in California’s top-two primary on June 5, taking 47 percent of the vote behind the Democratic incumbent, Rep. Jim Costa, who has represented the Central Valley district for seven terms.

Source: The Washington Times