Facebook Restores Warren’s Ads Aimed at Breaking Up Tech Giants

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s ads calling for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants were restored on the social media site Monday after being removed from the platform over the weekend for violating the company’s policy against use of its corporate logo, The Hill reports.

“In the interest of allowing robust debate, we are restoring the ads,” the company told The Hill.

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The ads touted Warren’s plan to unwind “anti-competitive” tech mergers, including Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp.

“Three companies have vast power over our economy and our democracy. Facebook, Amazon, and Google,” the ads read. “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.”

Warren’s proposal to break up big tech companies is the most specific plan put forth in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary to limit Silicon Valley.

“We need to stop this generation of big tech companies from throwing around their political power to shape the rules in their favor and throwing around their economic power to snuff out or buy up every potential competitor,” Warren said Friday.

“That’s why my administration will make big, structural changes to the tech sector to promote more competition — including breaking up Amazon, Facebook, and Google.”

via newsmax

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  1. The big tech companies rule our lives. The dependence on computers today, for everything from communication, to daily commerce is being controlled by a few big companies, like Microsoft, Apple, Google, etc. You are forced to do it their way or else. Add to this, AT&T, who, unbeknownst to most, controls the communications around the world. This commentator remembers when AT&T was broken up to increase competition. Now it controls more of our communications than it did then and it is still growing. I know that many of my fellow Republicans refuse to place restrictions on some industries but, when greed runs the industry (greed for both the “almighty dollar” AND power) then the people suffer. It is time to take a look at the power these companies have over us and this is power that, if we want to take part in the things that bring success to us, we have to yield to these giant, power hungry establishments. Give the consumer more control over what they can and cannot do with our information. Give the consumer a fair chance to express their opinions, without being censored by the agenda driven tech industry. Then protect the families by forcing these industries to police content by stricter guidelines of what they must do to warn parents of content which may be questionable for the sponge like minds of our youth.

    1. In my above comment you can see what I was talking about. Note the two links. I did not put them there. I actually object to there being advertising stuck in my comments. They have placed advertisements for sites which I may not support. Is this fair to one who would then be linked to a product or group which they may not like nor support? NO. But, to allow me to make a comment, they have used their power to advertise somethings at my expense. I do not like that and you should not like it as well. Who knows what they will advertise in your comments.

      1. Funny, the advertisements were there when I wrote the above comment. They were at the term “Microsoft” and “Consumer.” They were blue with double underline. Must be that their computers could see what I wrote and then removed them.

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