Twitter Bans Political Ads, While Facebook Will Not
This political season Twitter is banning any political ads.
Personally, I think this is a great idea. It basically filters out anything that could be misleading or just straight up untrue.
Twitter on Wednesday said it would ban all advertisements about political candidates, elections and hot-button policy issues such as abortion and immigration, a significant shift that comes in response to growing concerns that politicians are seizing on the vast reach of social media to deceive voters ahead of the 2020 election.
There will be some exceptions. Like if there are any ads that focus on Get The Vote Out, that is fine. But nothing that is party based.
Over on Facebook, however, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took another take on a possible ban. He isn't doing that;
“In a democracy, I don’t think it’s right for private companies to censor politicians or the news...”
Along with that line of thinking... Twitter will still allow private people to Tweet out their opinions. This can sometimes be seen as "hate speech" but it's also free speech.