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Google is banning election ads after polls close on November 3rd

The Verge Friday, 25 September 2020
Google is banning election ads after polls close on November 3rdIllustration: Alex Castro / The Verge

Google is banning advertisers from running ads related to the election after Election Day. In an email to advertisers, the company said the change is due to the “unprecedented” number of votes that will be counted after November 3rd, as reported by Axios.

While the winner of the US presidential election is often announced on election night, this year the process is expected to take longer as more people are voting by mail due to the pandemic. That window could give the political campaigns of Donald Trump or Joe Biden a chance to run ads prematurely claiming victory and spreading confusion about the results.

To limit misinformation about the outcome of the vote, Facebook recently announced it will block ads from political campaigns that...
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