Twitter won't accept political ads

The forum for general posting. Come join the madness. :)
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
jarnon
Posts: 5199
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:52 pm
Location: Merion, Pa.

Twitter won't accept political ads

#1 Post by jarnon » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:29 pm

After Mark Zuckerberg provoked ire for Facebook's policy of accepting political advertising, even if it's full of obvious lies, Twitter is doing the opposite.
Jack wrote:We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…

A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money.

While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions.

...

A final note. This isn’t about free expression. This is about paying for reach. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle. It’s worth stepping back in order to address.

User avatar
Beebs52
Queen of Wack
Posts: 11033
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:38 am
Location: Location.Location.Location

Re: Twitter won't accept political ads

#2 Post by Beebs52 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:41 pm

Twitter. Bastion of unfettered access. Funny. That's sarcasm for the impaired.
Oh please.

Post Reply