Facebook doesn't seem too happy Elizabeth Warren. After the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced she would, if elected, try and break up big tech monopolies, her Facebook ads started disappearing across its platform. It's entirely possible that this is all part of some bizarre coincidence, but there's a chance that Mark Zuckerberg, drunk on power and Mountain Dew, hit Warren with a ban hammer for having the balls to call him on his bullshit. Maybe Warren was right?
Facebook has since restored Warren's ad "in the interest of allowing robust debate." A spox says that the ad violated their policies against using their corporate logo -- in this instance a lower-case "f" -- instead of the word "Facebook." None of Warren's other ads were taken down, but none of the other ads were videos arguing that Facebook buys up competitors to create a monopoly.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just just quietly threatened to beat big tech monopolies with a big stick. Channeling the ghost of Teddy Roosevelt, Warren has proposed a plan to break up companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google in order to trim the bloated and douchey tech industry. By threatening Silicon Valley's socially awkward hoodie Hitlers, she's sending a signal to the rest of the corporatocracy that their tax-payer funded free lunch is over. It's about damn time!
This week has been full of scandals and corruption and general terribleness, so let's take a break and look at something GOOD. It is Kamala Harris, the Democratic 2020 nominee for president of the United States, unless somebody else beats her, in which case FACTCHECK WRONG, appearing on "The Daily Show"! It was so fun, and you should watch it, if only because Harris's laughs and smiles and the general joy she brings to fighting the scandals and corruption and general terribleness of America 2019 might help you remember to have joy.
Unless you don't like her. In that case, this post will probably not Marie Kondo your life. But maybe it will!