Jack Dorsey announced he will ban political ads on his Twitter platform because he says “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,” the tech mogul wrote on Twitter. “We believe this decision should not be compromised by money.”
It’s based over growing concern that tech platforms could spread misinformation or depress voter turnout. Though Twitter only gets about three million in revenue for ads, they say the move had nothing to do with money, but rather principles.
But is this move constitutional? Is it even operating from a place of fairness, to candidates and the President?
Director of the Newhouse School’s Tully Center for Free Speech at and an expert on communications law and the First Amendment, ROY GUTTERMAN, spoke to WHBC’s Gary Rivers on Tuesday about the possibility