Facebook Blocks Republican Candidate’s Ad, by Breitbart.
Facebook has banned Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng’s campaign video ad about communist crimes that led her family to flee Cambodia for the U.S., claiming the platform doesn’t allow “shocking, disrespectful, or sensational” content. …
However, according to the Christian Post, Facebook deemed the video to be “shocking, disrespectful or sensational,” and refused to allow her to run the video as an ad on the platform.
Backed down under pressure:
Facebook has since reversed course on its decision, saying: “it is clear the video contains historical imagery relevant to the candidate’s story.”
Don’t be diverted into arguments over whether this particular ad somehow merited banning. Instead, note the selective enforcement — who gets to decide which ads are banned? Should anyone have this power?