Twitter bans political advertising saying political message should be 'earned, not bought'

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Twitter Inc will ban political advertising on its platform from November 22, Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer said on Wednesday.

The statement reads, " We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. "We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought", Dorsey tweeted. "We believe this decision should not be compromised by money".

Twitter's rule applies to what it calls verified leaders, representatives and candidates with more than 100,000 followers on the platform, though it says there are cases, such as "direct threats of violence or calls to commit violence against an individual", in which it might take down an official's tweet.

In a notable exchange with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Zuckerberg couldn't say for sure whether the congresswoman could run Facebook ads claiming that certain Republicans had voted for her Green New Deal.

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Internet political ads present entirely new challenges to civic discourse: machine learning-based optimization of messaging and micro-targeting, unchecked misleading information, and deep fakes. This is is about paying for reach. Founder Mark Zuckerberg did little to clear up questions about Facebook's approach to stifling misinformation at a congressional hearing earlier this month.

"It's worth stepping back in order to address", he concluded.

Twitter will share the final policy, which will include exceptions for ads that support voter registration, on November 15.

Facebook workers posted an open letter with 250 signatures to the company's internal message board urging Facebook to hold political ads to the same standards as other ads, including being fact-checked.

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