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-CortezOvernight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims Trump blasts Schumer over 'incorrect sound bites' on coronavirus Trump warns against 'partisan investigations' after Pelosi establishes select committee on virus response 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: Trump, telecom executives talk coronavirus response | Pelosi pushes funding for mail-in voting | New York AG wants probe into firing of Amazon worker | Marriott hit by another massive breach As misinformation surges, coronavirus poses AI challenge Zuckerberg, Gates team up to contribute M for research into coronavirus treatments 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. 

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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.