By Gabrielle, The Conservative Brief, and TNS Staff
Hypocrisy isn’t anything new for Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, one of scores of Democrats vying for her party’s 2020 presidential nomination but the only one who has pretended to be of Native American descent.
Now she’s landed in some hot water about her comments regarding the desire to dismantle Facebook. This is interesting, however, because Warren is relying upon Facebook to attract potential supporters and voters to her campaign, as noted by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Earlier this year, Warren accused big tech companies of “hurting small businesses and stifling innovation.”
Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy. They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else [and] in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation. That’s why my Administration will make big, structural changes to the tech sector to promote more competition—including breaking up Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
No one can deny that the tech giants are engaged in discriminatory practice, what with their banning of conservatives and censoring Right-leaning publications like this one.
But wow. Warren’s pretty bad at this politician thing, as TheDC notes:
Warren’s campaign page spent more than $2 million on Facebook ads between May 2018 and May 2019, according to Facebook’s ad archive. The majority of that was spent promoting her presidential campaign. …
Warren has spent more on Facebook ads in the past year than either Biden or Sanders, according to Facebook’s ad archive. …
Facebook sparked a backlash in March after removing Warren campaign ads calling to break up the tech giant.
Facebook later restored the censored ads, but Warren pointed to the incident as evidence that big tech companies have too much power over political speech.
Even as her campaign finance chairman was writing the tech behemoth checks, she was bashing Facebook.
As Elizabeth Warren Bashes Facebook, Her Campaign Relies On It For Reaching Voters https://t.co/ElJuU5pPuK
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 4, 2019
Warren is one of nearly two dozen Democrats who hope to take on President Trump in the general election. In order to make this happen, however, Warren needs to win the nomination from the Democrat Party.
Thus far, she’s not even first or second place in the polls of Democrat voters. Given how Warren is struggling to gain ground, her time might be better spent focusing on her campaign…or at least, what’s left of it.