Twitter bans all political advertising
Twitter decided to put a ban on political advertising, Jack Dorsey, the CEO Of Twitter announced.
"We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought." Says Dorsey in his announcement thread.
The new policy will take effect starting November 22nd.
As Dorsey continued in his thread, he believes that a political message should get reach by gaining followers and by the audience retweeting the tweets, not by just buying it.
When buying an advert, the tweet reaches a very specific kind of audience, and it is just an easy way to spread your info.
Dorsey also says, that this new policy also has a goal to prevent fake news spreading.
What does that mean? Well, let's say that someone tweets about something that didn't happen, and the intention isn't just to spread info for the people of twitter, when buying an advert, twitter can't really stop it.
The full policy would be released on the 15th of November