Senator Elizabeth Warren's sponsors said: "the latest news: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have just supported Donald Trump's re-election."
The statement was immediately confirmed to be false, but the shock factor used in advertising has two purposes: to emphasize Facebook's recent policy decisions in order to avoid factual verification of political advertising; and second, to draw attention to the Trump campaign's alleged use of false information in its own ads.
Since Senator Warren announced her candidacy for the Democratic Party, she has consistently opposed the power and influence of large technology companies. As early as March, she announced a policy aimed at breaking the so-called "anti competitive merger", such as Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp.
However, after Facebook said that its community guidelines did not apply to political posts, it released the latest strategy, even if it violated the rules that would prohibit other posts.
The purpose of using lies in advertising is to attract people's attention, but it also shows how easy it is to publish false information. For now, it seems that Facebook will not do anything about it. "if Senator Warren wants to say something she knows is not true, we don't think Facebook should censor this statement," Andy Stone, a spokesman for the company, said in a statement on Friday.