Ocasio-Cortez blasts Facebook's ad decisions, calling them 'increasingly disturbing'

Ocasio-Cortez blasts Facebook's ad decisions, calling them 'increasingly disturbing'
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Trump appeals to Supreme Court to keep tax returns from NY prosecutors | Pelosi says deal on new NAFTA 'imminent' | Mnuchin downplays shutdown threat | Trump hits Fed after Walmart boasts strong earnings Overnight Energy: Perry replacement faces Ukraine questions at hearing | Dem chair demands answers over land agency's relocation | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders unveil 0B Green New Deal public housing plan Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez drum up support for Green New Deal public housing plan MORE (D-N.Y.) on Saturday doubled down on her criticism of Facebook, saying the company's decisions have been "increasingly disturbing."

"Zuckerberg has been justifying Facebook’s increasingly disturbing decisions by acting like the company is some innocent, neutral bystander," she tweeted, referring to company CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergHillicon Valley: Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract in court | State antitrust investigation into Google expands | Intel agencies no longer collecting location data without warrant Civil rights groups demand changes to Facebook's political speech policy Hillicon Valley: Federal inquiry opened into Google health data deal | Facebook reports millions of post takedowns | Microsoft shakes up privacy debate | Disney plus tops 10M sign-ups in first day MORE

"But as we discover more info, that is getting harder to believe,"  she added. "They are making active & aggressive decisions that imperil our elections."

The progressive lawmaker confronted Zuckerberg this week over Facebook's political ad policy during a House hearing. She asked him a series of questions about what type of hypothetical ads candidates would be allowed to run on the platform. 


Asked if he would "take down lies," Zuckerberg responded that it "depends on the context."

The social media company's policy came under scrutiny after it refused to take down a Trump campaign ad that accuses Democratic candidate Joe Biden of corruption without evidence. 

The Hill has reached out to Facebook for comment on Ocasio-Cortez's Saturday tweets.