- January 6, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Tech
The company has blocked political ads from running in the U.S. after polls closed on Nov. 3, following the 2020 presidential election as part of its efforts to reduce the spread of misinformation. Last month, the company announced it would create an exception for Georgia in the lead-up to its two senatorial runoffs, which will decide which party controls the Senate.
Facebook has not said when it will lift its nationwide temporary political ad ban yet. In 2019, Facebook caused waves in the political world when it said it would allow politicians to use misinformation in their ads, saying that the company supported free speech.