Social Media Giant Blocks Republican Elizabeth Heng Ad
Heng is running for Congress in California’s 16th
Congressional District as a Republican.
was raised in Fresno where her family instilled in her a strong work
ethic. As a child, she worked at her parent’s Asian grocery store. She
attended public school and was class Valedictorian at Sunnyside High
School in Fresno, California.
week Elizabeth Heng posted a video describing scenes of horrific events
her parents went through in Cambodia.
Her parents escaped the Communist regime in Cambodia to resettle in
VIDEO IS PHENOMENAL! YOU MUST TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH IT—
rejected Elizabeth’s video because it was “too shocking.”
is TOO CONTROVERSIAL for Facebook.
is a Republican.
ONLY SEEMS TO HAPPEN TO REPUBLICANS FOR SOME STRANGE REASON?
after the national outcry against the biased social media platform
Facebook unblocked Heng’s video.
banned Elizabeth’s family story video this week saying the video contained
exposing communist genocide is too controversial for Twitter.
to Elizabeth Heng’s campaign, Twitter has determined that the Republican
congressional candidate’s video advertisement is “ineligible to
participate in the Twitter Ads program at this time based on our
Inappropriate Content policy.” The company deemed the video’s content to
be in violation of the site’s prohibition on “that which is offensive,
vulgar, or obscene.”
ad contains footage of the Cambodian genocide because Heng’s parents
fled to the U.S. from Cambodia to escape communism. When the campaign
asked for further explanation about how the video violated Twitter’s
policies, Twitter responded with the same message, this time
highlighting the word “obscene” in bold. The campaign followed up again
but received only a message from the Twitter Ads Support team saying
they could “no longer assist or support any further requests.”