One of the most popular and influential social media platforms in the world has decided to ban all political advertising worldwide. "While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics," stated the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey.
There has been pressure on social media platforms to regulate their political advertising, especially after Brexit and the Trump Presidential campaign.
Twitter has now reacted to this and shown that that are ahead of their competitors, such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
Twitter’s political advertising ban will begin on the 22nd of November.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg clearly has no plans to end the lucrative business of political advertising as he recently commented that “In a democracy, I don't think it's right for private companies to censor politicians or the news."