Google, Facebook extend ban on political advertising

Facebook has extended its ban on political advertising. This move comes after incumbent US President Donald Trump and his supporters raise questions on the election results on social media platforms. Facebook plans to extend the ban for another week, however, there is a possibility of resuming ads sooner.

Google had introduced a similar ban in September. It stated that the ban would continue until seven days after the election after which it would take stock of the situation on a weekly basis.

This was the first US Presidential election where platforms like Google, Facebook and Twitter took steps to police misinformation including labeling content that spread misinformation and taking down groups and pages found promoting misinformation.



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