Google may have lifted its political ad ban on Thursday, ending a month-long blackout for election campaign advertisers. But Facebook’s equivalent policy remains unchanged, to ad buyers’ increasing chagrin.
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“Democratic digital consultants are livid that Facebook is extending its post-election ad blackout period, concerned about the outsized impact it may have on the campaigns of two Georgia Democrats who face early January runoffs that will decide control of the US Senate.”
“And you thought the political ads were over. Not for Georgia.”
“The campaigns for President Donald Trump and Joe Biden spent a combined $192.3 million on Facebook advertising in the first 10 months of 2020, with over a quarter of that coming in October alone, according to data from Facebook Inc.”
Just one week before the election, Facebook’s political ads system is coming under fire. As the company rolls out a new policy, frustrated ad buyers saw ad campaigns deactivate, ultimately hampering campaign reach at a crucial moment.
“President Trump is tapping coronavirus fatigue in Wisconsin with a forward-looking message that strategists hope will work to recapture his rural base, pull voters from the margins, and secure a statewide victory on Election Day.”
“Republican and Democratic political advertisers are scrambling to submit their ads to Facebook Inc. before the end of Monday after the social network decided not to allow new political ads in the week leading up to Election Day.”
Less than two weeks before the U.S. election, some political campaigns are dealing with an unexpected obstacle on YouTube, the internet’s largest video site: There isn’t enough space to run their ads.
“’She takes zero shit from anyone,’ veteran political strategist Chris Faulkner said in support of State Sen. Melissa Melendez’s possible run for Lieutenant Governor of California.”
(Reuters) – Iowa resident LeAnne Putman-Thomas has watched her country pursue wars, endure recessions and elect its first Black president. Yet the 53-year-old never felt compelled to vote.
When Barack Obama turned North Carolina blue in 2008, Democrats hoped the Obama coalition would usher in a new era of competitiveness in the state. Instead, the next decade-plus was marked largely by disappointing election results — and no more presidential wins for the party.