Google Pauses AdWords Abortion Ads In Ireland

May 10, 2018 • 7:35 am | comments (4) by | Filed Under Google Ads (AdWords)

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News yesterday came out that Google, following Facebook's lead, is pausing or banning ads related to abortion. The Guardian reports "Google has banned all adverts relating to the Irish abortion referendum from its platform, amid fears of overseas organisations taking advantage of loopholes in campaign funding laws to target voters before polling day."

A Google spokesperson told them:

Following our update around election integrity efforts globally, we have decided to pause all ads related to the Irish referendum on the eighth amendment.

It is unclear if Google will unpause the ads after the vote.

Google is clearly trying to ensure their ad platform is not used by non-sanctioned external organizations to influence the outcome of an election.

This is such an interesting time, don't you think?

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