Google rethinking policy on political ads
Google is considering changing its political ad policy, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. The move comes just one week after Facebook and Twitter discussed their future handling of political ads.
Sources told the Journal that Google has been conducting internal meetings and plans to share information with its employees this week. The specifics and the timeline for the changes are unclear at this time.
Several Google employees suggested to the newspaper the adjustments may involve restrictions on what audiences ad buyers can target.
Last week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the social media platform would no longer accept political advertising. His announcement followed contentious congressional testimony from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg when he defended his company’s policy to not fact-check political ads.