LOL: 2020 Dem Ran Ads About Breaking Up Facebook's Monopoly....On Facebook

Daniel Fowler
March 12, 2019

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Warren's office pointed to a tweet from the senator when asked for a comment.

The ads' removal and restoration follow an interview on Saturday in which Warren announced her desire to break up tech giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple.

"Three companies have vast power over our economy and our democracy", the ads read, according to Politico. He also said that another collection of Warren ads that were critical of Facebook was not removed. "We all use them". They've bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else.

Add your name if you agree: It's time to break up our biggest tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

Ms. Warren responded on Twitter by thanking the company for restoring her ads, but noted that the short-lived fuss vindicates her analysis of why Facebook and similar behemoths need to be broken up. The material was nevertheless soon restored, following a report in Politico. However, within 20 minutes after their article published, Facebook reversed course.

After Politico reported the "takedown" on Monday, Facebook quickly reversed course, restoring the ads.

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Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesman, said the ads were removed "because they violated our policies against use of our corporate logo".

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren might have felt vindicated in her crusade against the monopoly of tech giants like Facebook and Google, after the former took down her ads calling for their dismemberment.

Facebook "Brand Usage in Ads" policy states: "Don't use the Facebook corporate logo in an ad. But I want a social media marketplace that isn't being dominated by a single censor #BreakUpBigTech".

Warren also sent out a fundraising email Monday night about pulled ad. "My view is break those things apart, and we will have a much more competitive robust market in America".

Under the proposals any firm with annual revenues of $25bn or more that offers an online marketplace or third-party exchange would be designated as a "platform utility", resulting in mandatory separation between the platform and its participants, with no one company allowed to operate both. "Facebook would face real pressure from Instagram and WhatsApp to improve the user experience and protect our privacy".

"More competition means more options for consumers and content creators, and more pressure on companies like Facebook to address the glaring problems with their businesses", she wrote in a Medium post last week.

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