Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has made it her mission to break up tech giants' hold on the Internet. In a rather strange decision, Warren's 2020 president campaign decided to run ads about breaking up Facebook's monopoly on the social media website.
Facebook initially responded by pulling the ads down. According to POLITICO, the social media giant decided to restore the ads to encourage a "robust debate."
“We removed the ads because they violated our policies against use of our corporate logo," a Facebook spokesperson said. "In the interest of allowing robust debate, we are restoring the ads.”
Warren's ads targeted Facebook, Amazon and Google.
“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.”
The ads urged voters to go to her website to sign a petition urging them “to support our plan to break up these big tech companies.”
SIGN THE PETITION TO SUPPORT OUR PLAN TO BREAK UP THE BIGGEST TECH COMPANIES
America’s biggest tech companies are controlling more and more of our digital lives. And they’re using their size and power to make it harder for the next tech entrepreneur with the next big idea to break through and compete with them — meaning less options for us.
Add your name if you agree: It’s time to break up our biggest tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook.
The three ads that were taken down had the following message posted below them: “This ad was taken down because it goes against Facebook's advertising policies.”