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

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/AP)

By    |   Monday, 11 March 2019 07:49 PM

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.

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."

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