Google lifting ban on political ads

Advertisers will be able to buy political ads with the search giant starting Wednesday for the first time since Jan. 13, when a ban was implemented a week after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol.

“We will continue to rigorously enforce our ads policies, which strictly prohibit demonstrably false information that could significantly undermine trust in elections or the democratic process,” a spokesperson told The Hill.

Google had previously used its “sensitive events” policy to freeze advertising for the five weeks directly following the general election.