Hillary Clinton celebrates Twitter's decision to stop political advertising: 'What say you, Facebook?'

Hillary Clinton celebrates Twitter's decision to stop political advertising: 'What say you, Facebook?'
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE doubled down Wednesday on her earlier criticism of Facebook's political ads policy after fellow social media giant Twitter announced that it would ban paid political advertising from its platform.

In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Clinton appeared to dare Facebook executives to follow suit after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the changes minutes earlier.

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Clinton, who narrowly lost to President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE in 2016, has in party blamed her defeat on tech companies' failure to stop the spread of misinformation on their platforms, an issue that was highlighted when it was revealed that Russian intelligence operatives worked to manipulate U.S. voters with misleading or false advertisements and posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Hours earlier, the former secretary of State had called on Facebook to overturn its policy allowing candidates for political office to run paid advertisements that weren't subject to fact-checking, citing a danger to democracy.

Facebook's refusal to ban advertising from political candidates that contains misinformation has put the company in the sights of Democrats on Capitol Hill, who grilled CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark ZuckerbergHillicon Valley — Amazon draws COVID scrutiny Meta exec who co-founded Diem digital currency leaving the company Two lawyers who filed suit challenging election results ordered to pay nearly 7K MORE at a recent hearing over the company's policies on fact-checking and political advertisements.

Zuckerberg has defended the policy, arguing that it is not a tech company's place to mandate which speech can or can't be employed by politicians on its platform.

Some Democrats including 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection MORE (D-Mass.) have gone so far as to test the policy by deliberately running political advertisements with false information, with Warren running an ad falsely accusing Zuckerberg of endorsing President Trump for reelection.