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Twitter to Reject All Political Ads as Pressure Mounts Against Facebook

HeadlineOct 31, 2019

Twitter says it will stop accepting all political advertisements worldwide beginning in November. CEO Jack Dorsey announced the change in a series of tweets Wednesday, writing, “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.” Twitter’s move comes as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is under fire for accepting political advertisements — even when politicians like President Trump make demonstrably false or misleading claims.

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