Twitter Bans All Political Advertising Worldwide Ahead of 2020 Election

Chris Menahan
Oct. 30, 2019

This is going to help entrenched establishment candidates who already have a large reach and hurt up and coming grassroots candidates who do not.

From CNBC:
Twitter is axing political ads from its site, CEO Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday.

Twitter’s stock dropped more than 2% in after hours trading following the announcement.

The move sets Twitter in stark contrast to Facebook, which has received criticism from lawmakers and its own employees in recent weeks over its policy to neither fact check nor remove political ads placed by politicians. Facebook has argued it should not be the one to make decisions about its users’ speech and that politician’s speech is newsworthy. Earlier this month, Chinese video app TikTok became the first major social media platform to ban political ads from its platform.
Here's Dorsey's announcement:

Establishment politicos have already paid for their reach.

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