Warren Attacks Facebook While Using It to Advance Her 2020 Campaign

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There’s no denying the impact which social media has on political campaigns. In a world where most individual are online, politicians have realized the importance of an active social media presence.

Social Media and Present-Day Politicians

Most politicians, on both sides of the aisle, recognize the merits of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and others. However, it is less common for politicians to badmouth the platforms which allow them to advance their careers. In the case of Elizabeth Warren, however, the story is quite different.

On Saturday, Warren took to Twitter in order to express some choice words about Facebook. In a series of tweets, Warren ripped Facebook, accused them of prioritizing profits over truthfulness, and even alleged that their “negligence” helped elect President Trump in 2016.

Of course, it’s important to note that Warren continues to use Facebook in spite of her censure of its service.

An Overview of Warren’s Statements About Facebook

Per Warren’s own admission, her presidential campaign purposefully posted an ad which contains false information. Warren admitted that this occured for the sake of testing the accruacy of Facebook’s systems. The 2020 Democrat then stated that Facebook approved her fake news ad which is currently up and running for millions of Americans to see.

In her own words:

Shortly thereafter, Warren made an additional series of concerning claims about Facebook. According to the 2020 Democrat, Facebook only cares about profits and has zero regard for dishonest ads, so long as their investors and executives fatten their bank accounts.

See for yourself:

Next, Warren directed her attention to President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. She stated that the Trump 2020 team spends one million dollars per week on ads which allegedly “contain known lies.” Warren moreover declared that certain news networks refuse to air Trump’s ads before censuring Facebook for running the president’s ads.

Finally, Warren wrapped up her thread of tweets by calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to be “held accountable.”

Will Warren Continue Using Facebook Amidst Her Censure?

At this time, there is no indication that Warren will cease using Facebook. Despite her criticism of the platform, it continues to be of value to herself and other presidential candidates.