Twitter will ban all political advertising worldwide from 22nd November. This is in response to growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on social media. It said the reach of political messages should be earned, not bought. Twitter’s rival Facebook recently ruled out a ban on political ads.
Explaining the ban, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that while internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics Dorsey said the new policy, details of which will be unveiled next month, would ban ads on political issues as well as from candidates.
According to the BBC, news of the ban has divided America’s political camps for the 2020 election. Brad Parscale, manager of President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, said the ban was what he called yet another attempt by the left to silence Trump and conservatives. But, Bill Russo the spokesman for the campaign to elect Democratic front-runner Joe Biden, supported the move for the integrity of democracy.