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Twitter Tilts 2020 With an Ad Ban

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that his platform will no longer accept political advertising. He thinks being able to buy advertising is an unfair and undemocratic advantage: "While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions." In the final analysis, this is all about what Jack Dorsey and his leadership at Twitter want: control of their public conversation and the ability to decide what is and is not acceptable. Advertising diminishes that power. So advertising must go.