• Chethan Machaknur

Facebook considering banning political ads


Facebook is considering banning political advertising across its network before the November general election, after facing intense pressure for allowing hate speech across its site.


The decision has not been finalized and the company could continue with its current political advertising policy. Discussions on potentially banning political ads have simmered since late last year.


Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former top security executive, said Friday that any political ad ban could benefit Trump. “Eliminating online political ads only benefits those with money, incumbency or the ability to get media coverage,” he tweeted. 

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