Facebook extends post-election U.S. political ad ban

Facebook extends post-election U.S. political ad ban

Facebook said on Wednesday its post-election ban on political ads would likely last another month, raising concerns from campaigns and groups eager to reach voters for key Georgia races in January.

Facebook, which had announced the ban as part of measures to combat misinformation and other abuses on its site, was supposed to last about a week but could be extended.

Google also appeared to be sticking with its post-election political ad ban.

“While multiple sources have projected a presidential winner, we still believe it’s important to help prevent confusion or abuse on our platform,” Facebook told advertisers in an email seen by Reuters. It said to expect the pause to last another month though there “may be an opportunity to resume these ads sooner.”

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