Politico: Facebook backtracks after removing Warren ads calling for Facebook breakup

Politico: Facebook backtracks after removing Warren ads calling for Facebook breakup. “Facebook removed several ads placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants. But the social network later reversed course after POLITICO reported on the takedown, with the company saying it wanted to allow for ‘robust debate.'”

From Bezos to Warren: Medium is now the place where powerful people make big announcements (Mashable)

Mashable: From Bezos to Warren: Medium is now the place where powerful people make big announcements. “Medium has reinvented itself many times over, but one facet of its identity seems to be sticking: it’s becoming the writing platform of choice for billionaires, billionaire politicians, and anti-billionaire politicians alike.”

The Verge: Elizabeth Warren says she wants to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

The Verge: Elizabeth Warren says she wants to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook. “Warren’s proposal includes a plan to pass legislation designating platforms with more than $25 billion in revenue as ‘platform utilities,’ which would be barred from owning both the platform and ‘participants’ on the platform at the same time. Smaller companies would not face the same requirements. A law like that would have immediate effects on the digital economy, the proposal continues, as Google is forced to spin off Search and Amazon spins off Marketplace.”

Politico: ‘Sustained and ongoing’ disinformation assault targets Dem presidential candidates

Politico: ‘Sustained and ongoing’ disinformation assault targets Dem presidential candidates. “A POLITICO review of recent data extracted from Twitter and from other platforms, as well as interviews with data scientists and digital campaign strategists, suggests that the goal of the coordinated barrage appears to be undermining the nascent candidacies through the dissemination of memes, hashtags, misinformation and distortions of their positions. But the divisive nature of many of the posts also hints at a broader effort to sow discord and chaos within the Democratic presidential primary.”