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Facebook Removes Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Facebook Ads

Warren and her supporters were, of course, outraged.

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Facebook has taken criticism for deleting some anti-Facebook posts that Senator Elizabeth Warren posted. This is what happens when a corporation is in charge of free speech, folks.

I am no supporter of the socialist fake Indian from Massachusetts, granted,  but come on, Facebook. Isn’t it just a bit precious that Facebook deleted the posts that criticize Facebook posted by a sitting U.S. Senator?

On Monday, Facebook admitted that it deleted several ads that Warren’s presidential campaign posted calling for a breakup of several tech giants including Facebook.

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Warren and her supporters were, of course, outraged.

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You may not agree with Warren’s idea to break up Facebook, but she is an elected official who is embarking on an official campaign for president and she advanced a serious political idea that many people support, even it it is a bad one.

The ads directed Warren supporters to a petition on Warren’s campaign website extolling a policy of supporting “our plan to break up these big tech companies.”

As Politico reported last night:

The ads, which had identical images and text, touted Warren’s recently announced plan to unwind “anti-competitive” tech mergers, including Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram.

“Three companies have vast power over our economy and our democracy. Facebook, Amazon, and Google,” read the ads, which Warren’s campaign had placed Friday. “We all use them. But in their rise to power, they’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field in their favor.”

Facebook claimed that “This ad was taken down because it goes against Facebook’s advertising policies.”

The social media giant later said that the ads violated their “use of corporate logos” rule.

After the outrage was kicked up, though, Facebook reversed course and said it intended to restore the ads.

Folks, this really is pretty outrageous. We are in an era where our chief modes of communication is the Internet and social media, but if these tech giants can shut down even legitimate political discourse because they don’t feel it serves their financial (or ideological) interests, then we have entered an era where the First Amendment really is moot.

It used to be that only government could effectively quash free speech. However, we are in a different age, one that breaks the mold of the past.

It is hard for a free trade conservative to figure this one, granted. On one hand, a common feeling would be that Facebook is a private company that can do whatever it wants to do. However, with the stranglehold Facebook, Google, Twitter and Instagram have on public discourse, something has to be done to prevent them from shutting down political discourse.

After all, free political speech was exactly the sort of speech that the founding fathers wanted to insure.It is a founding principle and a chief Constitutional right.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

 

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