PBS NewsHour

Twitter diverges sharply from Facebook with political ad ban

Clip: 10/31/2019 | 5m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent public defense of allowing political ads on his platform -- even those containing false claims -- drew substantial scrutiny. Now, the CEO of fellow social media giant Twitter says it will stop running political ads in November. John Yang talks to Politico’s Nancy Scola about the reasoning, the reaction and the potential implications for other tech companies.

Aired: 10/31/19

Rating: NR

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