December 2019

Spotify Halts Political Ads on Its Platform

The company says the temporary move will go into effect early next year. This will include political advertising content in our ad-supported tier and in Spotify original and exclusive podcasts, Spotify, via statement. Political organizations, such as the RNC, are known to advertise on the platform. Spotify adds that the pause is due to not having necessary resources to responsibly review content. Twitter also recently shut down political ads. The crackdown is over the ads themselves becoming a source of misinformation. Other major sites, including Facebook, have faced criticism for allowing content with fake information.