Twitter to Ban Political Advertising Globally, CEO Dorsey Says


Former Staff
Jul 2014
Should Facebook do the same?

Yes, Facebook should do the same!!!!

And don't even get me started on the new "news" platform they are rolling out. Which counts "Breitbart" as a "credible" source.

Why it matters: Tech companies have come under fire as of late for policies around how they police political ads. Facebook, most notably, has been criticized for saying that the company would not fact-check ads from political candidates or politicians.

  • While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions," Dorsey writes.
  • "A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people," he adds. "We believe this decision should not be compromised by money."
Our thought bubble: This is a big step for Twitter, and it may put pressure on other tech firms to follow suit.

  • Twitter has been careful to position itself as an antidote to Facebook when it comes to news and ads over the past week.
Sep 2014
South FL
Twitter to Ban Political Advertising Globally, CEO Dorsey Says

Query: won't that policy change effectively shutter @realDonaldTrump?
Well any politician, right? But there are promoted tweets so I guess those would be prohibited, but naturally any given politician can maintain a twitter account and tweet in accordiance with twitter's TOS.
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