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  • Twitter exempts some ’cause-based’ messages from political ad ban

    Twitter said Friday its ban on political ads will exempt “caused-based” messages on topics related to social or environmental issues. The San Francisco-based messaging platform unveiled details of its move to bar all paid political messages, starting November 22, while easing concerns expressed by activists for social causes. “Ads that educate, raise awareness, and/or call [
  • Twitter's political ad ban just hit, and it's already pissing off conservatives

    It's not like we didn't see this coming.  On Friday, Twitter, as promised, released a detailed explanation of its new policy governing paid political ads on the platform. And, as to be expected, a host of prominent conservatives are crying foul.  The policy, teased by Jack Dorsey in an Oct. 30 Twitter thread, was fleshed out in a series of blog posts explaining just what will and will not be allowed once it goes into effect on Nov. 22. Under the new rules, individuals or groups will no longer be...

  • Twitter's political ad ban to limit micro-targeting, putting pressure on Facebook

    Ban will come with restrictions on ‘cause-based’ ads, as Facebook faces backlash over policies Twitter’s rules for political advertising will include new restrictions on micro-targeting, a move that will increase pressure on Facebook, the company announced on Friday. The policy rollout follows Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s surprise announcement on 30 October that the company would ban all political advertising due to a belief that “political message reach should be earned, not bought”. The new rules...

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  • Twitter Details Political Ads Ban, Issue Ads Allowed

    Twitter says its new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and any political content.