Google will halt election advertising after the polls officially close for the U.S. presidential election, the company said on Friday.
The largest internet company said advertisers will not be able to run ads referencing candidates, the election or its outcome, according to an email viewed by Bloomberg News. The policy, which is designed to block all ads related to the election, also applies to YouTube, the biggest online video service.
Google also said advertisers should expect to wait at least two days for political ads to be approved in the lead up to the election. Axios reported the new policy earlier. (Read more from “Google to Block Political Ads After U.S. Election Polls Close” HERE)