Facebook hits delete, then hits undo: Elizabeth Warren’s ads reinstated

Sen. Warren’ s presidential campaign ads includes the proposal of breaking-up of Facebook, Amazon, and Google and that audacious proposal led to Facebook deleting her ads from the platform. Temporarily. Facebook later reversed its decision and reinstated ads published by the Senator.

On the development, a Facebook spokesperson said that the ads had to be taken down since it’s a violation of Facebook’s policy, but it took the u-turn as the company wants to allow “robust debate.”

“We removed the ads because they violated our policies against use of our corporate logo,” the spokesperson said. “In the interest of allowing robust debate, we are restoring the ads.”

The ads she placed on Facebook contains the very same rationale behind her wanting to dissolve the tech giants.

“Three companies have vast power over our economy and our democracy. Facebook, Amazon, and Google,” read the ads, which Warren’s campaign had placed Friday. “We all use them. But in their rise to power, they’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field in their favor.”

Interestingly enough, there’s no mention of Apple even though she, in an interview confirmed that the iPhone maker is also a deserving candidate.

Following the removal, Warren took to her Twitter and said that Facebook’s action speaks volumes about its monopoly power.

“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,” she tweeted. “Thanks for restoring my posts. But I want a social media marketplace that isn’t dominated by a single censor.”

Source: Politico

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