Twitter clarified the prohibition of political advertising

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Internet Corporation Twitter explained on what content will extend the ban on political advertising on the social network, which will enter into force on 22 November.

Earlier, the founder of the social network, Jack Dorsey, said that Twitter decided to ban all political advertising on its platform. The ban will start on November 22 so that current advertisers have a notice period before this change takes effect.

As the company pointed out, the definition of political content includes “content that refers to a candidate, political party, elected or appointed public servant, election, referendum, ballot, legislation, regulation, directive, or court decision.”

“In accordance with this policy, advertising is prohibited that contains links to political content, including calls for voting, financial support and campaigning for or against any of the above types of political content. We also do not allow any advertising from candidates, political parties, elected or appointed government officials,” the company explained.

At the same time, they note on Twitter that news publications can display political advertising, but can not campaign for or against the topics covered or advertisers.


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