Twitter set to ban political ads in Canada until October 21

The Canadian Politician -Twitter has announced that it will ban political ads in Canada leading up to the federal elections in the fall. This means that political parties and candidates will not be allowed to advertise their political agenda nor post opposition ads until voting begins on October 21. Michele Austin who is in charge of Twitter’s government and public policy in the country said in a CBC News interview, “Twitter will be prohibiting partisan and political ads from June 30 until the day the writ is dropped, which is also the day the election is called.” She further noted, “So, no partisan ads will be accepted by Twitter. However, the minute the election begins, we will be allowing political advertising, including issue advertising, on the platform.” This ban does not impact issue-focused ads such as climate change, carbon taxes and the like which will be allowed to run.

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