Technology Elizabeth Warren says she won't take major donations from big tech executives
Michael Moore says he doubts Elizabeth Warren really considers herself a 'capitalist'
Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore suggested on Friday night, that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., doesn't actually believe that she is, as she has previously described herself, a capitalist.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has vowed to like Facebook, Google and Amazon if she becomes president, said Tuesday she won't accept major donations from executives in large tech and finance firms.
"Money slithers through every part of our political system, corrupting democracy and taking power away from the people," Warrren wrote in a post on her. "Big companies and billionaires spend millions to push Congress to adopt or block legislation."
Zuckerberg says he's ready for a legal fight if Warren becomes president
The Facebook CEO delivers fighting words in leaked audio of internal meetings.That's just one tidbit from audio of internal Facebook meetings obtained by The Verge and published on Tuesday. During two meetings, which reportedly took place in July, Zuckerberg also talked with employees about the company's Libra cryptocurrency, protecting content moderators and the rise of TikTok.
The Massachusetts Democrat said she would swear off contributions more than $200 from executives at big tech companies, big banks, private equity firms, or hedge funds. She doesn't mention specific banks or tech companies by name in the post.
Warren has made breaking up tech companies a big part of her campaign, arguing have too much power, stifle competition and innovation and hurt small businesses. Facebook has pushed back against the idea of breaking up Instagram and WhatsApp from the company, stating that regulation not a breakup will help hold the social network more accountable for its actions.
Prof challenges Facebook for removing Warren controversy page
The owner of a website that details various controversies surrounding Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says an accompanying Facebook page was taken down without any notice after it was deemed in violation of Facebook's policy against impersonation.William Jacobson, a law professor at Cornell Law School, owns and runs elizabethwarrenwiki.org — a website dedicated to various controversies surrounding the Democratic presidential candidate, particularly her claims to have Native American heritage.
Tensions between Warren and Facebook have escalated this month. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees in an that was leaked to The Verge that he was ready to "go to the mat" and fight if Warren became president and tried to break up the company.
Warren also criticized Facebook last week for not fact checking ads by politicians. The company told Biden's presidential campaign that it wasn't going to remove a false ad by President Donald Trump's reelection campaign because the company considers it direct speech from a politician. Over the weekend, Warren ran an ad with the false claim that Zuckerberg endorsed Trump with a correction in the post to prove a point about the company's policy.
Facebook declined to comment. Amazon and Google didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
USA: Warren catches Biden in the Democratic primary
The American Senator Elizabeth Warren, rising star of the Democratic primary to designate Donald Trump's opponent in 2020, has slightly surpassed former Vice President Joe Biden according to a survey, a first for this progressive driven by a dynamic campaign and very left.
With 27% voting Democratic voters and sympathizers, Warren ahead of two points Mr. Biden, who pranced ahead so far, according to this opinion poll published Wednesday by the American University Quinnipiac.
"Although it's in the margin of error, this is the first time a candidate other than Mr. Biden has a numerical advantage in the primary since Quinnipiac started asking the question in March," says in a statement.
Elizabeth Warren, 70, has been growing steadily since her entry into the contest, thanks to a grassroots campaign that took her to 27 states and Puerto Rico, where she made "more than 60,000 selfies" with her supporters , according to his campaign team.
Her promise to "fix an American system" that she said abandoned the middle class and benefits only the rich, also meets a large echo in public opinion. Several points of his program - a tax on the very rich, a universal health insurance - rank it very left.
She has also done well in the first three debates between candidates in primary school. The next will take place mid-October in Ohio (north).
"It generates a lot of enthusiasm as a potential candidate" for the November 2020 poll, says Quinnipiac, while half of the Democrats want the next president to make major reforms, even difficult to implement.
Biden, on the other hand, suffers questions about his age (76 years) after multiplying the slippages that fuel doubt about his ability to withstand a long election campaign.
But the centrist still enjoys great sympathy, his image as moderate able to beat the Republican Donald Trump and the strong support of blacks.
- Staying the course -
Both candidates did not respond to AFP's requests for comment.
Behind them, Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders points to 16%, ahead of South Bend's Young Mayor Pete Buttigieg (7%) and California Senator Kamala Harris (3%).
No other candidate reaches 2% of voting intentions, according to the national survey conducted on 1,337 voters between 19 and 23 September.
The Massachusetts senator had already overtaken Barack Obama's former vice president in key Iowa state, the first to vote in February, according to a recent survey by Des Moines Register, Mediacom and CNN.
also leads by two points (27% vs. 25%) ahead of Joe Biden in New Hampshire, another state to vote in February, said Tuesday Monmouth University.
She "continues to be stronger with every survey," said Patrick Murray, director of surveys at Monmouth. "She seems to be raking support across the board, at the expense of Biden and Sanders," he says.
In California, stronghold of liberal Democrats, the senator is largely in the lead with 29% of voting intentions, against 20% for Joe Biden.
To stay the course, a large TV and online advertising campaign is planned in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, which will vote in February, according to his team.
Donald Trump, campaigning for a second term, defended Wednesday his record and swept away any risk of defeat. "Many people do not want to say it but they want to vote for Trump," said the president, who would win a duel against Joe Biden but lose against Elizabeth Warren in November 2020, according to RealClearPolitics.
Warren doubles down on pledge to not to give diplomatic posts to donors .
Sen. Elizabeth Warren doubled down on her pledge to not give diplomatic posts to big donors during Wednesday night's debate. "I've taken a pledge, anyone who gives a big donation don't ask to be an ambassador. I ask everyone running for president to join me in that, and not a single person has so far," Warren said.Her answer came in wake of Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's bombshell testimony earlier in the day as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry. "How did Ambassador Sondland get there?" Warren said, adding that his only qualification was writing a "check for a million dollars.
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