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Twitter to ban political ads, bowing to pressure on social media companies

Twitter will ban political advertising on its platform next month, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday (October 30), as social media platforms face pressure to block attempts to steer elections with false information.

In a statement on Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey said the platform believed political message reach should be “earned, not bought”.

Social media companies, including Twitter rival Facebook face growing pressure to stop selling ads that spread inaccurate information.

Twitter’s ban takes effect starting November 22. 

(Production: Lucy Marks)

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