Twitter has announced that it will ban all political advertising globally on its platform. Politicians and political parties can still tweet, but can’t pay to extend the reach of their political messages.

"We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted.

"A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money." The ban takes effect on 22 November 2019 and comes just a month after Facebook decided to allow political advertisements to run on its platform without any kind of fact-checking.