Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., ramped up her criticism of Facebook this weekend, taking aim at the company’s policy on political advertising and for having “contributed” to media job losses. One of the leading 2020 Democratic candidates, Warren’s weekend of prodding Facebook comes amid continued scrutiny of the tech giant, which she has called to be broken up. On Saturday, Warren tweeted that her campaign “intentionally” published a Facebook ad with false claims to “see if it’d be approved.” The ad said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had endorsed President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. Warren posted the ad amid criticism the company has faced about its decision to allow politicians to run ads containing falsehoods. “Facebook changed their ads policy to allow politicians to run ads with known lies — explicitly turning the platform into a disinformation-for-profit machine,” she tweeted. “This week, we decided to see just how far it goes. “We intentionally made a Facebook ad with false claims and submitted it to Facebook’s ad platform to see if it’d be approved,” she continued. “It got approved quickly and the ad is now running on Facebook. Take a look:” She added that Facebook “holds incredible power to affect elections and our… Read full this story
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