Twitter Bans Political Adverts

In News 2019-10-31 09:17:30
Twitter Bans Political Adverts
Twitter Bans Political Adverts

Twitter Inc has announced a significant change to on its platform as it reveals will ban political advertising as from next month.

 

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally.

 

“We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.”

 

According to him, paying for ads forces “targeted political messages on people” which then “brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions.”

 

Twitter’s decision to ban political adverts on its platform comes after pressure was put on social media companies, including Facebook Inc to tackle fake news sharing on its platform because it's believed to compromise political processes.