Dear facebook, you have some explaining to do

Before you see the banned video, here is background

Elizabeth Heng nearly beat incumbent Democratic congressman Jim Costa in California’s open primaries in early June. The 53–47 outcome would have made her the darling of the national political media, had she been a Democrat. She will face Costa again in the general election in November. My colleague Alexandra DeSanctis wrote an excellent piece last month profiling the young, smart, 33-year-old Republican contender.

So this happened yesterday. Heng’s campaign had tried to place this video as an ad on Facebook. It begins with her family’s roots — amidst the horror of Cambodian genocide.

And Facebook responded with a big ixnay. Here’s a screenshot of the rejection provided by the candidate:

HENG-SCREENSHOT

Now, watch the video, and tell me where the “threats of violence” are. REALLY Facebook?

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