--Facebook Inc. is considering a ban on political ads ahead of the U.S. election in November, Bloomberg reported, citing anonymous sources.

--Bloomberg said the ban could serve as a defense against political misinformation but also pointed to concerns that such an ad blackout could affect "get out the vote" campaigns or "limit a candidate's ability to respond widely to breaking news or new information."

--Other countries, like the U.K., have similar advertising blackouts before elections, Bloomberg noted, adding that a Facebook representative declined to comment.

 

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 10, 2020 17:21 ET (21:21 GMT)

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