Klobuchar spoke at an ACL Live event in downtown Austin Saturday telling the audience she does not trust tech companies, adding, "I don't like that they have been saying trust us for so long and we did it".
Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple are "platform utilities" in Warren's sights because not only do they own marketplaces, they take part in them and in doing so, undermine competition and crush small companies.
Facebook should be forcibly broken up, along with Google and Amazon, says Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) that denounced "anti-competitive" tech mergers and called out Facebook, Google and Amazon by name, but then restored them upon review, Politico reported.
Facebook very provocatively pulled the senator's ads calling for a big tech breakup, with a lame excuse that the social network's logo was misused in the ads; later Facebook said it would restore the ads but the act of removing them shows the social network isn't afraid of proving Warren's point about having too much power. The affected ads, which were almost identical and included a video, directed Facebook users to a petition on Warren's website asking them "to support our plan to break up these big tech companies". "Let's start with their ability to shut down a debate over whether [Facebook] has too much power", she wrote.
Facebook's policies limit the extent to which advertisers can reference Facebook or Instagram in the text or imagery. Thanks for restoring my posts.
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.
The ads apparently used Facebook's logo without permission. She used the flap to warn that it was risky for cyberspace to by "dominated by a single censor".
"To restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last, it's time to break up our biggest tech companies", Warren said. Almost a dozen other campaign ads addressing her proposal to slam tech companies were not affected.