Elizabeth Warren also promises to dissolve Apple

Elizabeth Warren wants to break Apple

Elizabeth Warren wants to break Apple

After Politico reported on the story, however, Facebook quickly worked to restore them.

Yesterday, Warren made headlines when she vowed to dismantle big tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook, for their monopoly on consumer information and also unwind previous acquisitions by these industry giants.

Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesman, said the ads were removed "because they violated our policies against use of our corporate logo".

The three ads in question featured an "f" in a text bubble, along with symbols referring to Amazon and Google.

Facebook did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

Facebook owns other popular tech platforms, including photo-sharing site Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp, and Warren has argued the company has become too powerful.

Stone said the ads appeared to have been removed automatically, and pointed to dozens of Warren campaign ads about her proposal that didn't use the Facebook logo and were unaffected.

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Any company with annual global revenue of over US$25 billion ($36.5b) and which owns an app store or similar marketplace would be designated a "platform utility" by Warren's government, and be broken up.

Elizabeth Warren was temporarily pulled down by Facebook.

Over the weekend, Warren's campaign also ran several other ads (which didn't include the video with Facebook's logo) calling for the breakup of big tech companies, which were not taken down.

"Three companies have vast power over our economy and our democracy", the ads said.

Still, that didn't stop the Massachusetts Democrat from using the removal episode to further illustrate her point about Facebook's power. According to POLITICO, the social media giant chose to restore the ads to encourage a "robust debate". "Back when the railroads were dominant, and you had to get steel or wheat onto the railroad, there was a period of time when the railroads figured out that they could make money not only by selling tickets on the railroad, but also by buying the steel company and then cutting the price of transporting steel for their own company and raising the price of transporting steel for any competitors. Let's start with their ability to shut down a debate over whether [Facebook] has too much power", she wrote. Thanks for restoring my posts. "But I want a social media marketplace that isn't being dominated by a single censor #BreakUpBigTech".

This ad placed by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). The company later called the decision "a mistake."

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