Facebook to Halt Political Ads - After the Election

Facebook to Halt Political Ads – After the Election


Tech giant Facebook has announced that it plans to stop running political ads immediately after the election on November 3. The company claims the move is necessary “to reduce opportunities for confusion or abuse.”

Facebook announced this week that it will stop running political ads in the United States after polls close for the 2020 election on November 3 and will keep the halt in place for an indefinite period of time. The company stated in a blog post: “While ads are an important way to express voice, we plan to temporarily stop running all social issue, electoral, or political ads in the U.S. after the polls close on November 3, to reduce opportunities for confusion or abuse. We will notify advertisers when this policy is lifted.”

The political ad ban is expected to last about one week but that could change. Sarah Schiff, Facebook’s product lead for political advertising told reporters

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