Twitter to ban paid political advertising; unpaid political screaming presumably still okay

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News—It’s an ongoing, complicated, and frequently “Fuck it”-inducing truth of modern living that social media intersects in nigh-infinite, mostly depressing ways with the modern political landscape. The interplay between, say, Facebook advertising and election results is dispiriting and widespread even before you begin adding in, like, interference from foreign governments, and the ability for Twitter to amplify the Bad Uncles of America well past their normal Thanksgiving dinner table pulpits is...

Twitter to ban all political advertising. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the reach of political messages "should be earned, not bought".