Google is putting new limits on political ads, blocking advertisers from targeting people based on their politics

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Business Insider—Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google announced Wednesday that it was making changes to its political ads policies, limiting advertisers from targeting people based on their political leanings.  The announcement comes at a time when the tech industry has come under fire for how it has handled political advertising.  Facebook has so far stood by its decision to not fact-check ads run by politicians on its platform.  Google said its policies would begin to be enforced in the UK within a week, as...

Google announces new political-ads policies that limit targeting but not all lies. Google on Wednesday announced new restrictions on political advertisers around the world, including new rules that prevent candidates from targeting narrow categories of Web users, including based on their political affiliation.