Twitter to End Political Advertising
Twitter announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow political ads, a major step as tech companies work to deal with misinformation ahead of upcoming 2020 election.
The ban will go into place in November 2019. The announcement comes amid intense scrutiny of Silicon Valley’s handling of political ads. Social media companies, mainly Facebook, have been criticized for allowing politicians to run ‘fake news’ ads.
Dorsey’s comments puts him at odds with senior Facebook executives, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, who have vigorously defended Facebook’s policy of not fact-checking political ads.