Facebook says it’s lifting its ban on political and social-issue ads put in place after the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Political candidates, teams and others will have the ability to place ads on Facebook and Instagram starting on Thursday.
Limiting political commercials following the November election was among the many host of measures Facebook put in place final yr in an try to make sure its platform is just not used to sow chaos and unfold misinformation.
Facebook halted U.S. political ads when the polls closed on November 3, an extension of an earlier restriction on new political ads within the week main as much as Election Day.
It mentioned on the time that the ban could be momentary however didn’t give a transparent finish date.
“We’ve heard a number of suggestions about this and discovered extra about political and electoral ads throughout this election cycle,” the corporate mentioned in a weblog put up Wednesday.
“Consequently, we plan to make use of the approaching months to take a better have a look at how these ads work on our service to see the place additional modifications could also be merited.”
Twitter has banned political ads completely.