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Twitter’s political ad ban just hit, and it’s already pissing off conservatives

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It’s not like we didn’t see this coming. 

On Friday, Twitter, as promised, released a detailed explanation of its new policy governing paid political ads on the platform. And, as to be expected, a host of prominent conservatives are crying foul. 

The policy, teased by Jack Dorsey in an Oct. 30 Twitter thread, was fleshed out in a series of blog posts explaining just what will and will not be allowed once it goes into effect on Nov. 22. Under the new rules, individuals or groups will no longer be able to pay to promote so-called political content. 

“We define political content as content that references a candidate, political party, elected or appointed government official, election, referendum, ballot measure, legislation, regulation, directive, or judicial outcome,” reads the policy page. “Ads that contain references to political content, including appeals for votes, solicitations of financial support, and advocacy for or against any of the above-listed types of political content, are prohibited under this policy.” Read more…

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