DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos and DSCC Chair Catherine Cortez Masto issued the following statement on Facebook and Google’s indefinite political ad bans:
“Facebook and Google have no excuses for continuing their reckless political ad ban policies. Their haphazard policies inhibit campaigns from providing Americans with accurate voter registration and election information. And that gets in the way of communities of color from fully participating in elections.
“The upcoming runoffs in Georgia expose the harmful effects that these ill-advised policies have on our democratic process as candidates are unable to share critical information about imminent deadlines to register to vote and request an absentee ballot for the January 5th election. Political ad bans are a gift to Mitch McConnell and a Republican Party that have tried to suppress voter turnout, registration and other policies that make it easier for Americans to cast their ballots.
“The reality is political ads are not the problem, organic disinformation is, and right now it is running rampant, unchecked on platforms like Google and Facebook. The political ad ban is not solving that problem and has instead created a different one that these companies have an obligation and responsibility to correct.”