Twitter’s Ban on Political Ads Is No Big Deal, Marketers Say

But issue-based advertisers could feel the loss

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Twitter's decision doesn't carry the sting that would happen if other platforms had made the same move. Illustration: Trent Joaquin; Sources: Getty Images, Twitter

When Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced—in a series of tweets, naturally—that the platform would no longer accept political ad dollars in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential race, the responses were mixed.

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@swodinsky Shoshana Wodinsky is Adweek's platforms reporter, where she covers the financial and societal impacts of major social networks. She was previously a tech reporter for The Verge and NBC News.