google-plans-to-ban-political-ads-before-canada-election-the-globe-and-mail

Google plans to ban political ads before Canada election: The Globe and Mail

© Reuters. A Google logo is displayed at the entrance to the <a  href=internet based company's offices in Toronto" id="carouselImage" src="https://i-invdn-com.akamaized.net/trkd-images/LYNXNPEF2405N_L.jpg">© Reuters. A Google logo is displayed at the entrance to the internet based company's offices in Toronto

(Reuters) - Alphabet (NASDAQ:) Inc's Google is planning to ban political advertising on its platform before the Canadian federal election as the nation's new transparency rules would be very challenging to comply with, The Globe and Mail reported on Monday.

The Bill C-76, which was passed in December, requires online platforms to keep a registry of all political and partisan advertisements they directly or indirectly publish, the newspaper reported.

Election in Canada is due in October.

Google will modify its ad policies and systems to block advertisers from running ads that fall under the purview of the definitions set out in Bill C-76.

Other Google services, like enhanced search results and platforms including YouTube, will still be available during the campaign period, the newspaper added.

Google was not immediately available for a comment on the report.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media

would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.