TikTok expands ban on paid political ads ahead of election
We are less than two months away from the midterm elections.
This means more political advertisements…
It’s a tool long used by politicians to try and earn votes.
One place escaping the election noise…Is social media platform tiktok.
Tiktok is reinforcing their ban on political ads ahead of november.
They don’t allow people to pay money for their posts to be seen if its related to promoting or opposing a political party, candidate, or political issue.
And starting this week…Accounts belonging to politicians will have the advertising feature turned off completely.
And will have no ways of earning money directly from the platform.
Other changes to their policy…
You can’t promote a post that’s asking for campaign donations or directing people to a campaign fundraising page.
There will be mandatory verification on all government and politician accounts.
Tiktok says the reason for their decisions to limit ad space is to keep the platform as a creative space…Meant for inclusive entertainment…Not divisive politics.