— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 11, 2019
UPDATE: Facebook says it's restoring the ads. “We removed the ads because they violated our policies against use of our corporate logo. In the interest of allowing robust debate, we are restoring the ads" – per FB spox https://t.co/XHGfeb8I3l
— Cristiano Lima (@viaCristiano) March 11, 2019
I know this is stereotyping, which is wrong, but I kinda feel that as a mother and a college professor, Sen. Warren has a lot of experience dealing with adolescents who aren’t quite as smart as they think:
… The ads, which had identical images and text, touted Warren’s recently announced plan to unwind “anti-competitive” tech mergers, including Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram.
“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.”…
Warren swiped at Facebook over the removal, citing it as evidence the company has grown too powerful.
“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.”…
The affected ads, which included a video, directed users to a petition on Warren’s campaign website urging them “to support our plan to break up these big tech companies.”
The ads were limited in size and reach, with each costing under $100, according to disclosure details listed online.
If she’s not our next President, she’ll be a fantastic VP supporting Harris / O’Rourke / Abrams / Buttig
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) March 11, 2019
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) March 11, 2019