Google informed its advertising partners on Wednesday that effective January 14, its platforms will block all political ads, as well as related to the Capitol uprising, “following the unprecedented events of last week and before the next presidential inauguration,” according to an email obtained by Axios.
Why it matters: Political advertising bans are designed to reduce confusion and misinformation around very sensitive events. Google says a limited version of its “sensitive events” policy came into effect after the violent events on Capitol Hill on January 6.
Google lifted the ban on election advertising in December after the November 3 election and before the second round in Georgia.
Details: Advertisers will not be able to run political ads or ads “referring to candidates, the election, its result, the next presidential nomination, the ongoing presidential impeachment process, violence in United States Capitol or at future events planned on these topics. according to email.
“There will be…
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