According to Axios, which first reported on this, Google emailed advertisers that they will no longer be able to promote “ads” about candidates, elections, or their results, given the unprecedented number of votes they will receive. be counted this year after election day ”.
Social media companies have come under increasing pressure to stop advertisements spreading false information that could influence the outcome of the election.
Facebook, for its part, has announced that it will no longer accept new political ads in the week before the election and will reject ads aimed at claiming victory before the election results are declared.
Twitter banned political advertising last year, while Google previously restricted ways advertisers could target voters at the micro level.
The new policy covers advertisements that are explicitly related to elections, as well as any type of advertising that relates to federal and state elections.