Ads on Facebook calling for the break up of big tech companies by Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign were temporarily removed by Facebook...one of the companies highlighted in the ad.????Warren named Amazon, Google and Facebook in a blog post, writing that the tech behemoths have bulldozed the competition and it's time to dismantle them.
????And recently in front of a primarily tech industry crowd at the South by Southwest Conference, Warren made her pitch for leveling the giants in that field…????“Because that opportunity to do what you do best, to come up with a great idea, to work your heart out to make it happen, to be able to compete on a level playing field, is taken away by these platform giants.
My view is break those things apart and we will have a much more competitive, robust market in America.
That’s how capitalism should work”????Warren’s campaign posted ads with similar messages to Facebook on Friday and by Monday, Politico reported that they were taken down.????Facebook said the ads violated their policies because it featured the company’s logo, but perhaps sensing they were proving Warren’s point about being too powerful, put them back up.????A spokesperson for the social media site told Politico “In the interest of a robust debate, we are restoring the ads”????Senator Warren responded on Twitter asking “Curious why I think FB has too much power?
Let’s start with their ability to shut down a debate over whether FB has too much power.”