Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Facebook is a ‘problem‘ for democracy and society

By – The Washington Times – Tuesday, March 12, 2019

said Tuesday that America has a “ problem” in response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign ads calling for big tech companies to be broken up.

Ms. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate, said Friday that one of her campaign policies would be to break up tech giants such as Google, and Amazon, and she ran online ads touting that position.

However, Politico reported Monday that had taken down many of Ms. Warren’s ads about breaking up the big tech companies, with a message saying, “This ad was taken down because it goes against ’s advertising policies.”

The social networking app reversed that decision as soon as the Politico story broke, saying the ads were removed “because they violated our policies against use of our corporate logo” but were restored to allow “robust debate.”

Ms. Warren responded that was a “censor.”

, New York Democrat, has also shared her concerns, saying on Twitter Tuesday that society “has a problem.”

“Just because a monopoly business happens to be online, that doesn’t mean it’s good,” she tweeted. “ may have its own problems, but it’s increasingly starting to look like our society (namely, our democracy) has a problem.”

has been outspoken against tech monopolies, applauded Amazon’s decision to abandon a planned headquarters in New York and tweeted that “journalism dies” if tech monopolies continue to go unchecked.

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