WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following news that Meta/Facebook will ban new political ads in the lead up to the midterm elections — a move it botched in 2020 when it blocked pre-approved ads — Democratic voter targeted digital advertising firm DSPolitical released the following statement:


“In 2020, Facebook botched the rollout of its pre-election ban on new political ads by blocking already approved ads from potentially thousands of Democratic campaigns up and down the ballot – including Joe Biden,” said Mark Jablonowski, managing partner and chief technology officer at DSPolitical. “Once again, Facebook will make it more difficult for Democrats to mobilize their voters and respond to misinformation in the closing days of an election cycle. Instead of putting its thumb on the electoral scale, Facebook should focus its considerable resources on fighting the spread of demonstrably false organic content and the proliferation of white nationalism on its platform.”