Google ad ban 'is an attempt to rig vote', claim No campaigners
Google ad ban 'is an attempt to rig vote', claim No campaigners
Google 'pauses' all 8th Amendment Referendum ads
11 May, 2018, 04:19
The spokesperson said enforcement of the policy - which will cover referendum adverts that appear alongside Google search results and on its video sharing platform YouTube - will begin in the next 24 hours, with the pause remaining in effect through the referendum, with the vote due to take place on May 25.
In a statement issued last night, Mr Leahy also said there can be an over-emphasis on the role of social media during campaigns.
Groups campaigning for a No vote in the upcoming Eighth Amendment referendum slated the decision, deeming the move as an attempt to "rig" the vote in favour of the Yes side.
Google is suspending all advertising connected to an Ireland pro-life bill in an effort to protect "election integrity", the tech giant announced Wednesday.
Now in Ireland, social media and internet companies are not banned from accepting ads from groups outside of the state, while campaign groups are not allowed to receive foreign funding. "That platform is now being undermined in order to prevent the public from hearing the message of one side", the pro-life groups said at a press conference.
Independent News & Media, Ireland's largest digital media platform, says that it will allow digital ads from both campaigns provided that they are "factual" and are "not offensive". It is about concerns that that the No side might win.
John McGuirk speaking to the media about Google's decision to remove adverts to do with the 8th Referendum on their platform.
Maria Steen claims 50% of no posters have been taken down illegally. Although Irish law bans foreign donations to political campaigns, there had been concerns that overseas campaigners were still able to spend potentially unlimited sums buying adverts targeting Irish voters.
"We believe this referendum will be won on facts, and now when undecided voters are searching online, they'll see the most relevant answers to their questions - not the ones that are paid to be put in front of them", Smyth concluded.
Mr Lawless has been pushing for a law requiring all online advertisers to disclose the publishers and sponsors behind ads.
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