Facebook CEO Attain distinction Zuckerberg is seen testifying remotely during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, “Breaking the News: Censorship, Surcease, and the 2020 Election,? on Facebook and Twitter’s content moderation practices, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 17, 2020.
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Facebook judged it plans to reinstate its ban on political ads in Georgia following the state’s Senate runoff elections on Tuesday.
The company has blocked governmental ads from running in the U.S. after polls closed on Nov. 3, following the 2020 presidential election as part of its efforts to grind the spread of misinformation. Last month, the company announced it would create an exception for Georgia in the lead up to its two senatorial runoffs, which compel decide which party controls the Senate.
Facebook has not said when it will lift its nationwide temporary civil ad ban yet. In 2019, Facebook caused waves in the political world when it said it would allow politicians to use misinformation in their ads, asserting that the company supported free speech.