Facebook Bans Elizabeth Warren Ads Calling For Breakup of Facebook

The news site Zero Hedge has also been banned from Facebook with its links marked 'spam'

Facebook restored several advertisements yesterday placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants.

Senator Warren’s ads specifically called out Facebook, Amazon, and Google. Warren has announced a plan to combat “anti-competitive” corporate behavior that would legislatively force divestment of Facebook’s acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram, Amazon’s acquisitions of Whole Foods and Zappos, and Google’s acquisitions of Waze, Nest and DoubleClick.

Facebook claimed they removed the ads because “they violated our policies against use of our corporate logo,” but restored the ads “in the interest of allowing robust debate.”

Facebook’s “robust debate” apparently does not include the news site Zero Hedge, which has been effectively banned from Facebook.

Facebook users started reporting that Zero Hedge links posted to Facebook were blocked and marked as spam, and yesterday Zero Hedge itself announced that its links are banned from the platform.

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Andrew Meyer