Talk about election meddling.
Facebook has reportedly blocked a California congressional candidate’s campaign from using a video as an ad on the social media platform because they deemed it “shocking, disrespectful or sensational.”
The Christian Post reports that Facebook blocked 33-year-old Republican Elizabeth Heng’s video which shows “her America immigrant parents, who survived brutalities by the Khmer Rouge communists during the Cambodian Civil War.”
“It is unbelievable that Facebook could have such blatant disregard for the history that so many people, including my own parents, have lived through,” Heng said in a statement. “I’m sure it is shocking for some people to hear about this kind of injustice, but this is reality.”
“This is why I wake up every single day with the fight and determination to have a voice and make a difference in my community,” Heng continued. “Neither Facebook nor any other company in the tech industry get to silence our stories. We’ve seen it over and over again with Republican candidates and organizations. This kind of censorship is an attack on the freedoms that we have as Americans to express what we believe in, and we must hold Facebook accountable.”