X, formerly known as Twitter, is lifting its ban on political advertising in the US. The Elon Musk-owned platform famously banished political ads back in 2019 when former CEO Jack Dorsey was still in charge. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle. A spokesperson for X said in a statement:"Building on our commitment to free expression, we are going to allow political advertising." "Starting in the US, we’ll continue to apply specific policies to paid-for promoted political posts.
Source: The Nation August 30, 2023 07:09 UTC