Ocasio-Cortez lauds Twitter's decision to refuse political ads

Ocasio-Cortez lauds Twitter's decision to refuse political ads
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan GOP infighting takes stupid to a whole new level McCarthy laments distractions from far-right members MORE (D-N.Y.) lauded Twitter following its Wednesday announcement it will no longer accept political advertising.

“This is a good call. Technology - and social media especially - has a powerful responsibility in preserving the integrity of our elections.Not allowing for paid disinformation is one of the most basic, ethical decisions a company can make,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to CEO Jack Dorsey’s announcement Wednesday.

“Many folks have asked whether I believe all social media political ads should be banned outright. I believe that if a company cannot or does not wish to run basic fact-checking on paid political advertising, then they should not run paid political ads at all,” she added.

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Ocasio-Cortez recently grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the social media giant’s advertising policy allowing political ads that had not been fact-checked and may contain false or misleading information. Shortly after Twitter’s announcement, Zuckerberg announced on an earnings call that the Facebook policy would continue.

Ocasio-Cortez was not the only figure to hail the decision and call on Facebook to follow suit. Wednesday afternoon, 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 called Twitter’s move “the right thing to do for democracy in America and all over the world,” adding “what say you, @Facebook?”