Facebook temporarily removes Elizabeth Warren's ads calling for breakup of Facebook

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When asked about how Warren would like to break Apple, she mentioned that, the company runs the App Store which is a platform for developers to sell/share their work while also publishing Apple's own work.

Without irony Warren says that the regulatory action helped clear a path for internet companies such as Google and Facebook to emerge, which suggests we're going around in circles and that the fundamentals that allow monopoly building and measures against it only after the damage is done are wrong. They've bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else.

To solve the problem, Warren said that, Apple will have to choose between running the App Store or publishing their own apps on the platform, in accordance with her proposal to break big companies.

Add your name if you agree: It's time to break up our biggest tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

A Facebook statement initially said the ads by the Warren presidential campaign violated the company's policy. Her team spent less than $100 on each of the ads, according to the company. However, within 20 minutes after their article published, Facebook reversed course.

Politico first noticed Monday that Facebook had taken down some of the ads, with the social media giant explaining, "This ad was taken down because it goes against Facebook's advertising policies".

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"We removed the ads because they violated our policies against use of our corporate logo", the spokesperson told Politico.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign for U.S. President has taken a hard line against big tech, and she has Apple in her sights. She used the flap to warn that it was risky for cyberspace to by "dominated by a single censor".

Warren also sent out a fundraising email Monday night about pulled ad.

"Today's big tech companies have too much power - too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy", the Democratic lawmaker wrote in a Medium post Friday that outlined her proposal.

Warren responded to the ad removals on Monday evening, highlighting the danger of Facebook's ability to remove messages from its critics. She targets companies that enjoy more than $25 billion a year in revenue as a "platform utility". Warren has decried Facebook's high-profile acquisitions of properties such as WhatsApp and Instagram.

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