Facebook Ends Its Political Advertising Ban 4 Months After the Election

Google lifted a similar one last week

The ad bans have restricted the ability of many campaigns, social interest groups and other advocacy operations from promoting posts on Facebook. Chris Delmas/Getty Images

Facebook is lifting its ban on political advertising that the social media giant instituted after the polls closed on Election Day in November. Google lifted a similar ban last week, which was put in place following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

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