Facebook had taken down Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ads on its platform that called for mass support to breakup Facebook and other big tech companies for using their vast resources to take over the internet business in their favor, not allowing competition.
Thereafter, Facebook restored the Senator’s ads after backtracking following politico report on the takedown.
Surge Zirc earlier reported Senator Warren’s post on the internet which accused Facebook, Google and Amazon of using the large resources at their disposal to snap up the competition, thereby paving major benefits in their favor, while using users information without their permission. Warren showed a working proposal of how she intend achieving the plan, which include reversing their influence and reversing technological mergers like Facebook and Instagram.
Warren’s ads include a video that directs users to a petition on her campaign site, which seeks support from the masses to implement the plan. There were ads in image and text format still for same purpose.
Warren further backed her accusation against the tech companies up in a tweet she did after Facebook took the ads down, ”the event demonstrate how much power Facebook wields.”
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. Thanks for restoring my posts. But I want a social media marketplace that isn’t dominated by a single censor. #BreakUpBigTech https://t.co/UPS6dozOxn
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) March 11, 2019
Facebook told Politico that it pulled the ads down because they violated its community policies against the use of its corporate logo. Meanwhile, when the company removed three of the Warren’s ads, much more were still running, while the pulled three were replaced with the message: “This ad was taken down because it goes against Facebook’s advertising policies.”
Facebook spokesperson said the ads have been restored in the interest of allowing robust debate.
People Are Saying:
Awesome move by Warren! “Let’s start with their ability to shut down a debate over whether FB has too much power.”! Said Sallokallo
“they violated its policies against the use of its corporate logo.” Said Super-new
”Wouldn’t be the first time IP has bitten a politician.” Said Threska