Although Gomez did not mention any specific advertisements, Washington post A report in August stated that Google approved but did not remove an advertisement from an organization related to a conservative non-profit organization that contained misleading information that cast doubt on the security of mailed votes; Trump The President has repeatedly claimed that there is no evidence that mail voting may be fraudulent.
according to release, These misleading advertisements appeared on websites related to mail voting in major swing states such as Florida, Michigan, and Texas.
Google spokesperson Christa Muldoon said: “Our policy is to remove ads with obvious false statements from ads. Such remarks may seriously undermine participation in or trust in the election process.”
In addition, she pointed out that Google’s policy includes prohibiting content that “claims to be obviously false and may seriously undermine participation in or trust in elections or democratic procedures”, including “false statements about the validity of different types of voting “.
Earlier this week, Google announced that it would cooperate with the Associated Press to “provide authoritative information about election results” on Google Search and Assistant, and it would ban on its platform after the end of election day (November 3) Put political ads. Given that large numbers of mailings and absentee voting during the pandemic may delay election results, Techcrunch.
See Gomez’s story below.