Following the announcement that Facebook would uphold its ban on former President Donald Trump, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday told Yahoo Finance, “This is just further demonstration that these giant tech companies are way, way, way too powerful.”
She also admonished Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for referring to his Oversight Board as the Supreme Court, saying “Listen to the arrogance of it.”
“The name of the group that made the decision is called the Supreme Court,” the senator said. “I missed the part where those people had hearings in front of Congress and were voted on before they were made decision makers with this kind of authority.”
‘We need to break up these big tech companies. They have too much influence and they pose a threat to our democracy. Time to enforce our antitrust laws.”
She almost had me at “Hello,” but Warren has always been a wishy-washy “regressive” Democrat, which she clearly demonstrated by lauding Facebook’s crackdown on free speech.
“I’m glad that Donald Trump is not going to be on Facebook,’ she told Yahoo Finance. “Suits me.”
And this is essentially what has always been wrong with Warren when she ran to be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020—she is notoriously tone deaf.
She certainly got a lot of things right in her attacks on corporatism and big tech, but she always manages to fall short of missing the mark, like her 1/1000 percentage Native American DNA test results.
And who can forget her chuegy Instagram video aimed at millennials where she emulated a working person, complete with chugging beer from a bottle while cooking.
And as per usual, she didn’t disappoint in her comments on Big Tech by completely overlooking the banning of free speech and political actors in particular, where she tweeted:
“Facebook profits off of disinformation,” she wrote. “That was true when Donald Trump was allowed on the platform, and it’s still true today. He should be banned for good, but that won’t solve the larger problem. We still need to rein in disinformation and protect our democracy.”
Warren might believe in enforcing antitrust laws, but she still believes in interfering in free speech by championing the enforcement of “disinformation” across media platforms and her blasé fair attitude that it is perfectly acceptable that Facebook banned a former US president she didn’t like.
Most sad, she says we need this to “protect our democracy.”