WASHINGTON, DC —Google is reportedly considering changing its political advertisement policy.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has been conducting internal meetings to discuss plans that may involve restrictions on ad buyers and what audiences they can target.
The tech giant reportedly plans to share information with its employees this week, but the exact timeline is unclear.
The move comes after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced his social media platform would no longer run political advertisement all together. The Twitter ban went into place this month.Dorsey tweeted the news, saying that political ads can influence votes that affect the lives of millions.
He wrote that unchecked misleading information and deep fakes are increasing in sophistication on an overwhelming scale.The announcement comes soon after rival Facebook has faced criticism for running political ads with false information.
All social media platforms, including Google, have faced criticism about the spread of misinformation about U.S. elections.