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Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) 2020 campaign has sponsored ads on Facebook falsely claiming the tech company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, endorsed President Trump for re-election, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: Warren quickly let people know that the statement was a lie, but used the opportunity to showcase a hole in Facebook's policy "to exempt politicians' ads from its third-party fact-checking program," writes Bloomberg.

  • Under Facebook's current fact-checking policy, Trump's campaign has been able to share ads that claim former Vice President Joe Biden promised Ukraine a $1 billion if they fired a prosecutor — a claim that Biden vehemently denies, per Bloomberg.

Background: Warren has consistently gone after Facebook and Zuckerberg on the campaign trail, with calls to break up the social media giant. Zuckerberg has previously said he will fight Warren's attempt to break up the company if she wins the election.

What she said in the ad:

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

In response: “If Senator Warren wants to say things she knows to be untrue, we believe Facebook should not be in the position of censoring that speech,” said Andy Stone, a spokesman for Facebook, in a statement to CNN.

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Twitter debuts subscription products to help double revenue by 2023

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Twitter said Thursday that it plans to increase the amount of money it makes off of its users by allowing them to pay creators directly for content they like.

Why it matters: The company is trying to broaden its revenue stream away from being dependent mostly on ads, and particularly on ads from big brands.

DHS directing $77 million to combat domestic violent extremism in states, cities

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

For the first time, states and localities will spend at least $77 million of Department of Homeland Security grant money on combatting domestic violent extremism, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced on Thursday.

Why it matters: Domestic terrorism has been on the rise in the U.S., spurred on by growing polarization and the mainstreaming of online conspiracy theories. In the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, Mayorkas has made fighting the problem a "National Priority Area."

Senate confirms former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

The Senate voted 64-35 on Thursday to confirm former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as secretary of the Department of Energy.

Why it matters: Granholm, only the second woman to head the department, will play a key role in President Biden’s efforts to accelerate the U.S. shift to clean energy and help other countries do the same.