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Facebook Drops Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Big Tech Campaign Ad

Facebook Drops Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Big Tech Campaign Ad”

Politico reported Monday the three ads had been taken down, with a message saying the ad had been removed "because it goes against Facebook's advertising policies".

The ads, which Warren's campaign placed on the platform Friday, promoted the MA senator's plan to break up what she believes is Facebook and Amazon's monopoly.

In a statement released to The Hill, Facebook insisted it removed the ads because of improper use of its logo but made a decision to restore them in "the interest of allowing robust debate". "Facebook, Amazon, and Google", the ads said.

As part of her policy rollout, Warren's campaign placed multiple ads with identical images and text on Facebook, according to Politico. "But if you want proof of Elizabeth's point that Facebook has too much power, look no further than their ability to shut down a debate over... whether Facebook has too much power".

Any company with annual global revenue of over US$25 billion ($36.5b) and which owns an app store or similar marketplace would be designated a "platform utility" by Warren's government, and be broken up.

"These big companies exert enormous influence in the economy and in Washington, DC,". "They've bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else". "We break them apart, that backs up the influence a little bit, and it makes absolutely sure that they're not engaged in these unfair practices that stomp out every little business that's trying to get a start". And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.

Politico notes that over a dozen other ads by Warren about her "big tech breakup" proposal weren't pulled.

"Because it'll be a lot more fun to work there", Warren responded. It sent tremors through Silicon Valley.

Warren, who was the first prominent Democrat to enter the 2020 race for president, has aimed to distinguish herself in the battle of ideas. Basically, to end the anti-competitive practices in the industry, the Senator from MA proposes the following: break them up.

A Warren spokeswoman told The Post that the campaign had not leaked news about the removal of the Facebook ads but instead had been contacted about it by a reporter.



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