Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

Big Tech is now a big punching bag for politicians

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad – on Facebook – taking aim at CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

It’s the latest example of growing resentment of Big Tech by Republicans and Democrats alike.

Warren’s text ad reads, “Breaking news: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump for re-election.” It goes on to say that while this isn’t true, Zuckerberg has “given Donald Trump free rein to lie” on Facebook.

Warren’s ad takes issue with Facebook’s policy of not fact-checking politicians’ speech or ads, the way it has outside parties fact-check news stories and other posts. Facebook has refused to remove a misleading video ad from President Donald Trump’s campaign targeting Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

Facebook says companies shouldn’t police politicians’ speech.

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