Google to pause all political ads from January 14


(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google will pause political ads on all of its platforms until at least Jan. 21, following last week’s violence at the U. S. Capitol, according to an email to advertisers seen by Reuters.

The email said the action was taken “following the unprecedented events of the past week and ahead of the upcoming presidential inauguration,” which takes place on Jan. 20.

In a statement, Google said it would “temporarily pause all political ads in addition to any ads referencing impeachment, the inauguration, or protests at the U. S. Capitol.”

The move, to take effect on Thursday, will make no exceptions for news organizations or merchandisers running ads.

On Dec. 10, Google had lifted a temporary ban on election-related advertisements, which took effect after polls closed in the November U. S. presidential election and aimed to curb misinformation and other abuse... (Read more)

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