Climate groups can't run ads about global warming on Twitter, but Exxon can

Business Insider | 11/8/2019 | Aaron Holmes
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Twitter is enduring criticism this week related to its newly-announced ban on political ads, which will bar advertising on topics related to "legislative issues" like immigration or global warming .

While Twitter's policy would ostensibly block environmental groups from running ads about global warming, Exxon has still been allowed to run Twitter ads related to climate change.

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The apparent loophole, first noted by the Heated World newsletter, drew widespread criticism from left-wing groups and politicians, including US Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded that the ad policy hasn't been finalized and Twitter is "taking all this into consideration."

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Twitter's new ban on political ads means that environmental advocacy groups won't be able to buy ads on the platform related to climate change given its "legislative importance" — but ads about climate change are currently still fair game for major oil companies like Exxon.

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