Facebook mulls political ad ban just before election - report

Friday, 10. July 2020 21:47

Facebook Inc. is examining the possibility of banning all political advertising on its platform for a short period of time before the United States presidential election, US media reported on Friday, citing sources with knowledge of the company's thinking.

The anonymous insiders noted that no official decision on the matter has been reached. A political ad blackout would help in dealing with misleading posts, while on the other hand, it could damage efforts aimed at increasing voter turnout in the election, according to the report by Bloomberg News.

Recently, the company came under fire for alleged failure to censor hate speech and control political content, while a large number of companies suspended advertising on the social media platform.

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