#BreakUpBigTech: Elizabeth Warren says Facebook just proved her point

14 March, 2019, 13:28 | Author: Mary Valdez
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Whether or not or not Warren's marketing campaign takes off, the mix of privateness scandals, misinformation scares and costs of anti-conservative bias imply tech corporations face antitrust motion regardless of who's answerable for Washington. In a tweet, the Senator said that the event demonstrates how much power Facebook wields. Elizabeth Warren's ads which advocate breaking apart large tech companies, including the social media giant itself.

"It's time to break up these big companies so they don't have so much power over everyone else", Warren's ad continued.

"Consumers now benefit greatly from having one Amazon, one Google and one Facebook", Atkinson said.

"We must ensure that today's tech giants do not crowd out potential competitors, smother the next generation of great tech companies, and wield so much power that they can undermine our democracy", contends Sen.

"We removed the ads because they violated policies against use of our corporate logo", a Facebook representative said. It said it restored them to help "robust debate". Elizabeth Warren calling for the breakup of Facebook.

"Facebook is letting us share our video again (thanks, by the way)", the email read.

Warren on Friday published a piece arguing Amazon, Google, and Facebook need to "break up" monopolies in order to promote competitive markets.

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Facebook temporarily removed multiple advertisements from Sen. The plan would also aim to curtail mergers between companies like Facebook's acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp.

Still, that didn't stop the Massachusetts Democrat from using the removal episode to further illustrate her point about Facebook's power.

Not all of Warren's presidential campaign ads were affected.

America's biggest tech companies are controlling more and more of our digital lives.

"This ad was taken down because it goes against Facebook's advertising policies", the message replacing the ads reportedly read. Facebook pledged to give people the ability to appeal decisions on reports filed on other people's content. That tiny spend begs the question: Was getting the ad taken down intentional?

Now she's shared more details on why she thinks dividing Apple into at least two parts is necessary.



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