Twitter to ban political ads across its platform

Twitter to ban political ads across its platform

Insisting that the reach of political messages should be ’earned’ and not ’bought’, Twitter announced on Tuesday that it was banning all political ads across its platform. The move comes in the wake of social media platforms coming under increased scrutiny ahead of the 2020 US elections. Facebook has ruled out a similar ban.

David M. Bebber
David M. Bebber 3 months

Awesome! I can't wait for these major industry leaders to get their accounts banned for "rainbow-izing" their logos in support of Pride month.... a purely political move. (sarcasm... will never happen.)

Arcamean 3 months

Let’s see if they actually hold true, my bet is they selectively apply it.

porcus 3 months

HaHa! This will not do much to prevent political leaders from directly saying what they want. It just stops paid ads.

themdg 3 months

"Platform". Haha.

Ted Hill
Ted Hill 3 months

The idea that political reach should be earned is a surprisingly solid ideal for twitter. It is probably naively idealistic. Still a solid ideal.

jackspedicie 3 months

how much you wanna bet this will also be selectively enforced?

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 3 months

The Title says Apolitical ads. These would be ads with non political content or bias. The actual article and indeed action by Twitter say that "political" ads will be banned.

Nika D
Nika D 3 months

Good idea. Now if they could drop all their other forms of political censorship. Either allow it all or prohibit it all.

Mask de Plainview
Mask de Plainview 3 months

Doesnt matter when Twitter is very far left.

Interdimensional alien
Interdimensional alien 3 months

Did anyone else read through the tweets replying to Jack's announcement? Some were against it, but damn there were a lot of people begging for more restrictions or for the new one to have a broader scope covering material outside of the political.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 3 months

Thank you Twitter. I never thought I would be saying anything good about Twitter.

America 3 months

But meanwhile on Facebook.....

Matrim Helmsgaard (Mrperrific)
Matrim Helmsgaard (Mrperrific) 3 months

what about all the Tweets from far leftists? they're not fake news or political or anything

FirstCensorshipThenJail 3 months

Socialist media Publishers, run by communists, funded by Oil Kingdoms, all for the benefit of the Chinese Communist Party. Corrupting the marketing data with grievance studies fiction and debunked marxist theory filters. Costing American business billions. Costing the American economy trillions. All while not paying their taxes by pretending to be platforms and high tech industries, simply to get government grants and tax benefits that the Marketing and Advertising industries are not entitled to. Thus miss directing STEM research money into consumer messaging for political power and brainwashing people into actually believing men can have periods, that there are more than two genders(there isn't) and women have penises. Pay your taxes Jack and stop the censorship, you communist hack. And no you lunatic Siddhattha Gotama was not a communist.

SimonR 3 months

What about viral political memes?

Hylton 3 months

Bet the dems will get their ads in.

Roamer MGTOW
Roamer MGTOW 3 months

if it drops political ads, does that mean they drop political people? if so, trump is gone, and the platform becomes poorer.

Ayman 3 months

This is a good move, although I feel like it is more calculated than you would think. Obviously Twitter doesn't want the whole Facebook/political ads drama spilling into their platform, so they're being careful about this.

IvoryDove 3 months

"political speech" is being redefined as we watch it happening.

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