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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 ClintonJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida 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 John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida 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 Elliot ZuckerbergHouse Republicans urge Democrats to call hearing with tech CEOs Conservatives seize on New York Post story to push Section 230 reform Hillicon Valley: Trump refuses to condemn QAnon | Twitter revises its policy, lets users share disputed article | Google sees foreign cyber threats 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 WarrenBiden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver Democratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race 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.