Twitter will no longer run political ads, CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Wednesday, a move that comes as fellow social media giant Facebook faces rising heat over its policy of allowing candidates to lie in their campaign messaging.
“We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,” Dorsey said in a series of tweets. “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions.”
Twitter is removing itself from the contentious tangle embroiling Facebook as U.S. political campaigns …read more
Source:: European Voice