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Facebook Temporarily Bans Elizabeth Warren Ads Calling for Big Tech Breakup. Facebook Says ‘Mistake’ Caused Total Blacklist of Links from Zero Hedge.

Posted by M. C. on March 12, 2019

Thee protesteth too much.

by Lucas Nolan

Facebook was recently forced to restore Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaigns ads which called for the breakup of Big Tech.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently had three campaign advertisements removed from Facebook, The Hill reports. These ads called for the breakup of Big Tech companies such as Facebook; now just a day after the removal of the ads, Facebook has been forced to restore them to their platform.

A Facebook spokesperson commented on the removal of the ads telling The Hill: “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.” The spokesperson further added that several other ads placed by Warren which discussed the breakup of companies such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were left unaffected…

by Charlie Nash

Facebook temporarily blocked users from posting articles from finance and politics blog Zero Hedge this week, calling the blacklisting a “mistake.”

Zero Hedge, which often publishes critical articles about Big Tech companies including Facebook, reported on Monday that the social network had been blocking users from posting its articles.

“Over the weekend, we were surprised to learn that some readers were prevented by Facebook when attempting to share Zero Hedge articles,” the blog reported. “Subsequently it emerged that virtually every attempt to share or merely mention an article, including in private messages, would be actively blocked by the world’s largest social network, with the explanation that ‘the link you tried to visit goes against our community standards.’”…

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