Platforms All Have Different Rules for Whether or Not to Run Political Ads

Some are banning spots related to the election, while others allow them

Platforms are determining their approach to handling political ads weeks before the 2020 presidential election. ChefBoyRG/Getty Images

Last fall, a full year before the 2020 U.S. presidential election, major social media platforms were already debating whether they should take political ad dollars.

This story first appeared in the Sept. 28, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@ScottNover Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence.