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Google bans political ads ahead of Biden inauguration
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Google has banned political ads after last week's Capitol riot and ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration.
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"Given the events of the past week, we will expand our Sensitive Event policy enforcement to temporarily pause all political ads in addition to any ads referencing impeachment, the inauguration, or protests at the U.S. Capitol," Google spokesperson Charlotette Smith told FOX Business.
Smith added that Google regularly pauses ads "over unpredictable, 'sensitive' events when ads can be used to exploit the event or amplify misleading information."
The tech giant similarly banned political ads after the 2020 U.S. presidential election until Dec. 10.