Google Says Will Block US Election Ads After November 3

Alphabet’s Google will block election adverts on its platform after the US election on November 3, an organization spokeswoman mentioned on Friday.

Axios, which first reported the information, mentioned Google mailed advertisers saying they won’t be able to run adverts “referencing candidates, the election, or its final result, provided that an unprecedented quantity of votes shall be counted after election day this yr.”

Social media firms have been dealing with rising strain to cease carrying adverts that unfold false data and will steer election outcomes.

Fb additionally mentioned it will cease accepting new political adverts within the week earlier than the election and would reject adverts that search to assert victory earlier than the outcomes of the election are declared.

Twitter banned political adverts final yr, whereas Google has beforehand restricted the methods election advertisers may micro-target voters.

Google’s new coverage will goal adverts which can be explicitly election-related in addition to another kinds of adverts that reference federal or state elections, or adverts that run based mostly on concentrating on election-related search queries, the Axios report mentioned.

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