Posted October 04, 2019 05:53:23Facebook has withdrawn ads for President Donald Trump’s inauguration after an ad firm was hired by the President’s campaign, the company said Thursday.
The company said it had reached a settlement with AdSense Inc. in which it agreed to stop running the ads.
The ad agency, which had been paid $25 million for the inauguration advertising, had advertised on Facebook as “a political action committee for Donald Trump.”
Facebook said in a statement that it had “implemented an immediate review of our policies regarding paid advertising for public events and events that are related to a candidate or political party.”
The agreement said AdSense had been paying for ads that were being promoted to people who had purchased the same ad in the past, such as those for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
It said that it was “reviewing the impact of the settlement” with Adsense.
In addition to the election advertising, Facebook said it was also suspending the use of its ad network for political advertising on Facebook, which also includes its news feed.
Facebook has also said it would not continue to run ads for ads in states where Trump won the election, including Pennsylvania, Nevada and Virginia.
In December, Facebook announced it would no longer pay for political ads in Ohio.