Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicPolitical ads

Topic: Political ads

Twitter takes a swipe at Facebook and bans political ads

Twitter plans to publish a new political ads policy outlining the change in a few weeks, which will be enforced globally and go into effect 22 Nov.

The fightback against Facebook is getting stronger across the world

Governments, legislators and regulators will not accept status quo. Where Facebook has users, governments will regulate.

Too much of Modi, Rahul everywhere? Not really, ad spend is actually down this poll season

According to research firm AdEx, there were far fewer political ads across media between January and March this year compared to 2014. Only radio ads grew.

Kejriwal’s Delhi govt spent Rs 274 crore on ads since 2015 – four times more than Congress

The Arvind Kejriwal government has courted frequent criticism for its heavy expenditure on ads, which have been flagged for breaching SC guidelines.

Facebook takes down 11,000 political ads by Helo, owned by same Chinese company as TikTok

The Helo app’s ads did not promote any particular political party but used politicians’ names and doctored images to expand its own footprint.

EC wants curbs on Facebook, Twitter political ads, but that’s unlikely before Lok Sabha polls

The Election Commission has written to the law ministry seeking a check on political ads on Facebook and Twitter ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

Political ads on Facebook will come with disclaimers on advertisers

Facebook's new policy is an effort to bring transparency into political advertisements ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Google to make details on political advertisements public

Google's decision is an effort to promote "openness to election advertising online". It is also introducing a searchable Political Ads library.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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