Google to block election ads after Nov.3
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will block election ads on its platform after the U.S. election on Nov. 3, a company spokeswoman said on Friday
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's
Axios, which first reported https://www.axios.com/google-to-block-election-ads-after-election-day-4b60650d-b5c2-4fb4-a856-70e30e19af17.html the news, said Google mailed advertisers saying they will not be able to run ads "referencing candidates, the election, or its outcome, given that an unprecedented amount of votes will be counted after election day this year."
Social media companies have been facing growing pressure to stop carrying ads that spread false information and could steer election results.
Google's new policy will target ads that are explicitly election-related as well as any other types of ads that reference federal or state elections, or ads that run based on targeting election-related search queries, the Axios report said.
(Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru and Elizabeth Culliford; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)
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