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-CortezEmanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Democratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse 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 ZuckerbergEx-Facebook data scientist to testify before British lawmakers A defense for Facebook and global free speech Senate Democrat calls on Facebook to preserve documents related to whistleblower testimony 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.