Warren's ad was an extension of her call to "break up Big Tech," which she announced in a Medium post published Friday. The Massachusetts Democrat wrote that companies with an annual global revenue of at least $25 billion should not be able to own a public online marketplace or platform and sell on that platform themselves. She also promised to take steps to unwind "anti-competitive mergers" including Facebook's acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram.
"Three companies have vast power over our economy and our democracy. Facebook, Amazon, and Google," Warren's removed ads read, according to Politico. "We all use them. But in their rise to power, they've bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field in their favor."